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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith) 21 21 Browse Search
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Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Oedipus at Colonus, section 11 (search)
e temenos of Poseidon having been chosen as the place for the ecclesia, the peri/stia would be carried round its boundary; after which no person outside of that lustral line would be considered as participating in the assembly. A choice of place which necessarily restricted the numbers might properly be described by cune/klh|san.—Cp. n. on 1491.. The altar of Poseidon in this precinct is not visible to the spectators of our play, but is supposed to be near. When Pausanias visited Colonus (c. 180 A.D.), he saw an altar of Poseidon Hippius and Athene Hippia. A grove and a temple of Poseidon had formerly existed there, but had perished long before the date of his visit. He found, too, that divine honours were paid at Colonus to Peirithous and Theseus, to Oedipus and Adrastus: there were perhaps two shrines or chapels (h(rw=|a), one for each pair of heroesHis use of the singular is ambiguous, owing to its place in the sentence: h(rw=|on de\ *peiri/qou kai\ *qhse/ws *oi)di/podo/s te kai\ *