8. Gen. plur.—(a) -ά_ων, the original form, occurs in Hom. (μουσά_ων, ἀγορά_ων).
Paul Derouda wrote:I would be helpful if you posted at least the whole hexametre line, and if possible, gave its origin. It's difficult to answer questions of metre if we don't have the whole line. It's also more interesting to answer when you know something about the context.
Qimmik wrote:The genitive plural in -άων is a Homeric form. The alpha is long. See Smyth section 214D, note 8. (The line after the alpha indicates that the alpha is long in the on-line version of Smyth):8. Gen. plur.—(a) -ά_ων, the original form, occurs in Hom. (μουσά_ων, ἀγορά_ων).
Epigrams are frequently written in Homeric language.