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λούσαντες ἁγν. λουτρόν (cognate acc.): cp. on 901.

ἐν, ‘with,’ of the instrument: 764 (n.), 962, 1003.— θαλλοῖς, from the “ὕλη πεδιάς” close by (420).—Boeckh thought that olive-boughs were meant, citing a “νόμοςap. [Dem. ] or. 43 § 71ἐὰν μὴ” (“ἐλαίᾳ”)...“ἐπὶ ἀποθανόντα δέῃ χρήσασθαι”. But that, surely, does not refer to a “πυρά”. The olive, like the laurel, was used for other purposes connected with the dead,—viz., in crowning the corpse for the “πρόθεσις” (cp. schol. Eur. Phoen. 1626), and in decking the “κλίνη” on which the corpse was laid (Aristoph. Eccl. 1030).—“ δὴ τι δήποτε”, implying that much of the body had been destroyed. Cp. Her. 1.160ἐπὶ μισθῷ ὅσῳ δή: οὐ γὰρ ἔχω τοῦτό γε εἰπεῖν ἀτρεκέως.

᾿λέλειπτο: cp. 457 '“φάνη” n.

συγκατῄθομεν. The “σύν” here is perh. not merely ‘completely,’ but implies the collecting of dismembered pieces: as “συγκατακαίω” regularly=to burn something ‘along with’ something else (Xen. Anab. 3.2.27). Like εἰσεβαίνομεν (1205), this is the imperf. of consecutive action (‘proceeded to burn,’ = ‘next burned’).

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    • Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae, 1030
    • Demosthenes, Against Macartatus, 71
    • Euripides, Phoenician Women, 1626
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.160
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 457
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 3.2.27
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