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Writers mention certain Phrygian tribes that are no longer to be seen; for example, the Berecyntes. And Alcman says,“On the pipe he played the Cerbesian, a Phrygian melody.
”And a certain pit that emits deadly eflluvia is spoken of as Cerbesian. This, indeed, is to be seen, but the people are no longer called Cerbesians. Aeschylus, in his Niobe, confounds things that are different; for example, Niobe says that she will be mindful of the house of Tantalus,“those who have an altar of their paternal Zeus on the Idaean hill;
1and again,“Sipylus in the Idaean land;
2and Tantalus says,“I sow furrows that extend a ten days' journey, Berecyntian land, where is the site of Adrasteia, and where both Mt. Ida and the whole of the Erechtheian plain resound with the bleatings and bellowings of flocks.

1 Aesch. Fr. 162.2 (Nauck)

2 Aesch. Fr. 163 (Nauck)

3 Aesch. Fr. 158.2 (Nauck)

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