ls of the harbor, you shall reachthe Cimmerian isthmus. This you must leave with stout heart and pass through the channel of Maeotis; and ever after among mankind there shall be great mention of your passing, and it shall be called after you the Bosporus.*Bo/sporos, by popular etymology derived from bou=s and po/ros, “passing of the cow,” is, according to Wecklein, a Thracian form of *fwsfo/ros, “light-bearing,” an epithet of the goddess Hecate. The dialectical form, once misunderstood, was then, it is conjectured, transferred from the Thracian （cp. Aesch. Pers. 746） to the Crimean strait. In theSuppliantsAeschylus makes Io cross the Thracian Bosporus.Then, leaving the soil of Europe,you shall come to the Asian continent.
Does it not seem to you that the tyrant of the gods is violent in all his ways? For this god, desirous of union with this mortal maid, has imposed upon her these wanderings. Maiden, you have gained a cruel suitorfor your hand. As to the tale you now have he