The first word εὐίππου strikes a note which connects Colonus ἵππιος with the fame of Attica. Take “γᾶς” with “κράτιστα”. You have come to earth's best abodes (Colonus), belonging to this “εὔιππος χώρα” (Attica). The gen. εὐίπ. τ. χώρας is most simply taken as possessive, denoting the country to which the “ἔπαυλα” belong, though it might also be partitive. It precedes “ἔπαυλα” as the territorial gen. regularly precedes the local name, Her. 3.136 “ἀπίκοντο τῆς Ἰταλίης ἐς Τάραντα”.
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