ἔποικος, here, "one who dwells close to" the grove, — hardly, on the “χῶρος οὐκ οἰκητός” (39); though the guardians of sacred ἄλση sometimes dwelt within them, as Maron in Apollo's grove (Od. 9.200), and the priest in Athena Kranaa's grove at Elatea (Paus. 10.34.7). Elsewhere “ἔποικος” usu. = "immigrant": so El. 189 (as = "alien"). In Aesch. PV 410 “ἔποικον … Ἀσίας ἕδος” means the Greek settlers in Asia.
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