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1531. Dative of Place.—In poetry the dative without a preposition is used to denote place.

a. Where a person or thing is: ““στὰ_ς μέσῳ ἕρκεϊtaking his stand in the middle of the courtΩ 306, ““γῇ ἔκειτοshe lay on the groundS. O. T. 1266, ναίειν ὄρεσιν to dwell among the mountains O. T. 1451. Often of the parts of the body (Hom. θυ_μῷ, καρδίῃ, etc.). With persons (generally in the plural): ἀριπρεπὴς Τρώεσσιν conspicuous among the Trojans Z 477. τοῖσι δ᾽ ἀνέστη A 68 may be rose up among them or a dative proper (for them).

b. Place whither (limit of motion): πεδίῳ πέσε fell on the ground E 82, ““κολεῷ ἄορ θέοput thy sword into its sheathκ 333.

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