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The ivy and the vine (17) being sacred to Dionysus (θεοῦ), the foliage of the place generally is called his. “θεοῦ” is certainly not the hero Colonus (65). We might desire θεᾶν (the Eumenides), but the “φυλλάς” meant is not only that of the sacred grove; it includes the Academy.

μυριόκαρπον refers to the berries of the laurel (“παγκάρπου δάφνηςO. T. 83), the fruit of the olive and of the vine. Cp. on 17.

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