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[132] “κλισμόν. κλισμοὶ μέν εἰσιν οἱ ἔχοντες κλιντῆρα ἐξέχοντα πρὸς τὴν τῶν ὤμων ἀνάπαυσιν. ἐν αὐτοῖς γὰρ ἐπερείδουσι τοὺς ὤμους οἱ καθήμενοι. οἱ δὲ μὴ ἔχοντες ταῦτα, θρόνοι”. Schol. E. P. Q. If the distinction between the two words can be preserved, it, probably, amounts to this, that the “θρόνος” had a straight, and the “κλισμός” a sloping back. In practice, the “θρόνος” stood higher than the “κλισμός”, and is the word used for a chair of state.

ἔκτοθεν ἄλλων μνηστήρων, ‘apart from the others, the suitors.’ This epexegetic use of a noun after “ἄλλος” is not uncommon in Homer. Cp. Od.5. 105ἄλλων . . τῶν ἀνδρῶν Od., 10. 485 ἄλλων . . ἑτάρων”. The process seems reversed in such a phrase as “ἅμα τῇ γε καὶ ἀμφίπολοι κίον ἄλλαι Od.6. 84; cp. Soph. Aj.516ἄλλη μοῖρα”, Phil. 38ἄλλα ῥάκη”. Livy 4. 41plaustra iumentaque alia.” Ameis quotes as parallels Od. 2. 412; 8. 368; 15. 407, 449; 18. 416; 19. 601; 20. 324; Il.2. 191; 13. 622.

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