διεμέτρεον: they measured off the ground for the combat, and the distance at which they were to have their spears, cf. v. 344. cf. campum ad certamen magnae sub moenibus urbis | dimensi Rutulique viri Teucrique parabant Verg. Aen. xii. 116 f.316 = 23.861, cf. “κ 206. — κλήρους πάλλον”: “they arranged the casting of lots.” This is expressed more definitely in v. 324. The “κλῆροι” were bits of wood or stone, marked with some sign so as to be recognized, 7.175 ff. The prayer was offered while the lots were shaken.
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