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[210] τᾶσδ᾽ ἐπώνυμον γᾶς As he is Βάκχος, so is Thebes called ΒακχείαSoph. Trach. 510), while he, on the other hand, was Καδμεΐας νύμφας ἄγαλμα (1115). The mutual relation of the names is intended here by ἐπώνυμον. The word usually means called after τινός). But ἄρχων ἐπώνυμος, ἥρωες ἐπώνυμοι were those who gave names to the year, the tribes: and so Soph. Aj. 574σάκοςἐπώνυμον, the shield which gave its name to Eurysaces. Cp. Eur. Ion 1555 where Athena says, ἐπώνυμος δὲ σῆς ἀφικόμην χθονός, giving my name to thy land.

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