αὐλή. If this word is to stand here in its proper acceptation of ‘court,’ we must suppose that after Telemachus has referred to the splendours of the “δῶμα” he recurs to the “αὐλή”, as he saw it on first entering, and to the feelings of amazement he then experienced; so that he compares it to the “αὐλή” of “Ζεύς”. We may however remark that in Il.24. 452“αὐλή” is loosely used for the habitation itself, as in later Greek “ἡ Διὸς αὐλή” Aesch. P. V.122.
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