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[532] His memory recalls the scene as if he were again approaching it on his way from Delphi. First, he descries three roads converging in a deep glen or ravine (τρεῖς κέλευθοικεκρυμμένη νάπη):then, descending, he comes to a coppice (δρυμός)at a point where his own road narrows (στενωπός)just before its junction with the two others (ἐν τριπλαῖς ὁδοῖς).See on 733. The genuineness of v. 1399 has been groundlessly questioned, on the score of supposed tautology. The language may be compared with that of the verses from the Oedipus of Aeschylus (fr. 167), quoted in the Introduction.

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