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[62] ἐπ᾽ οὐδοῦ. So Odysseus sits, when playing the part of a beggar, Od.17. 339.It is a more modest attitude than that of Odysseus in Od.7. 153, where he walks up the hall and sits by the hearth. Nitzsch observes, however, that not till later times is the hearth regarded as a place of sanctuary. See Thuc.1. 136.

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