οἴσετε: aor. imv., as “ἄξετε” v. 105, “ὔρσεο” v. 250; but “οἴσομεν” v. 104 is fut.
: cf. “ἄρνας
” v. 117.
: the white male lamb was to be sacrificed to the gleaming Helios, while the dark ewe lamb was for “Γαῖα μέλαινα
). Odysseus sacrifices a black ewe to Persephone, “κ 572, λ
” 45 ff. The sex of the victim was generally that of the divinity; thus a cow is sacrificed to Athena, but a bull to Poseidon, 11.728
f. — The order of words is chiastic with the following verse. — For the divinities to whom this sacrifice is to be offered, see on v. 276.