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ἀλαὸνκύκλοις, sightless for the orbs, i.e., making them sightless. Cp. Pind. O. 1. 26καθαροῦ λέβητος”, the purifying cauldron.

ἀλαστόροισιν. The form “ἀλάστορος” was used by Aesch. as =“ἀλάστωρ” (fr. 87 “πρευμενὴσἀ.”, fr. 286 “μέγαν .”). The form may have been generally current, since Pherecydes used “Ζεὺς Ἀλάστορος” instead of “Ζ. Ἀλάστωρ” (Cramer Anecd. 1. 62). The blind orbs are “ἀλάστοροι”, ‘avenging spirits,’ in the sense that they mutely appeal to the gods for vengeance.—For the “παρήχησις” (O. T. 371) Wolff cp. Il. 6.201κὰπ πεδίον τὸ Ἀλήϊον οἶος ἀλᾶτο”.

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