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[21] πάντα. This is one of several places where “πάντα” may be either a masc. sing. or a neut. plur. used adverbially (=‘in all parts’). Here the neut. plur, would refer to the head and face and hands (l. 15). So in 17. 480 “ἀποδρύψωσι δὲ πάντα, 19. 475 πάντα ἄνακτ᾽ ἐμὸν ἀμφαφάασθαι”, Il.22. 354κατὰ πάντα δάσονται Il., 24. 20 περὶ δ̓ αἰγίδι πάντα κάλυπτε”. The adverbial use is clear in Il.22. 491πάντα δ᾽ ὑπεμνήμυκε”, Od.4. 654τῷ δ᾽ αὐτῷ πάντα ἐῴκει” (so 24. 446, Il.5. 181. Il., 11. 613. Il., 21. 600. Il., 23. 66), perhaps in Od.6. 227, “ἐπεὶ δὴ πάντα λοέσσατο” (viz. back, shoulders, and head): cp. also 18. 167. It seems to give the best construction in all the passages quoted.

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