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[469a] “ Hallowed spirits dwelling on earth, averters of evil,
Guardians watchful and good of articulate-speaking mortals?”
Hes. WD 121“We certainly shall believe him.” “We will inquire of Apollo,1 then, how and with what distinction we are to bury men of more than human, of divine, qualities, and deal with them according to his response.2” “How can we do otherwise?” “And ever after3 we will bestow on their graves the tendance and

1 Cf. 427 B-C.

2 ἐξηγῆται: cf. 427 C.

3 τὸν λοιπὸν δὴ χρόνον: cf. Pindar in Meno 81 C, Phaedo 81 A.

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