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[388b] nor ““clutching with both hands the sooty dust and strewing it over his head,””1 nor as weeping and lamenting in the measure and manner attributed to him by the poet; nor yet Priam,2 near kinsman of the gods, making supplication and rolling in the dung,“ Calling aloud unto each, by name to each man appealing.
Hom. Il. 22.414-415And yet more than this shall we beg of them at least not to describe the gods as lamenting and crying,

1 When he heard of Patroclus's death.

2 Hom. Il. 22.414-415.

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