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Δωρίδι, as Schneidewin remarked, is an anachronism (cp. 1301), since legend placed Oedipus before the Trojan war, and the Dorian conquest of the Peloponnesus after it; but Attic tragedy was not fastidious on such points. In Eur. Hec. 450 the Peloponnesus is “Δωρὶς αἶα”. Cp. on 66.

νάσῳ: cp. Eust. ad Dion. Perieg. 403 “ τοῦ Πέλοπος νῆσος ἔστι μὲν κυρίως Χερρόνησος, ὅμως δὲ νῆσος μὲν λέγεται, ὡς παρὰ βραχὺ τοιαύτη οὖσα”. In the 10th century we find the Peloponnesus called simply “ νῆσος” by Constantinus Porphyrogenitus, “περὶ τῶν Θεμάτων” (“"the provinces"”) p. 52 “ἔστι δὲ πᾶσα νῆσος ὑπὸ ἑνὶ στρατηγῷ τεταγμένη”.

Πέλοπος has been regarded by some as a gloss: see on 709 f. But, apart from the fact that 709 f. are shorter by uu, it need move no suspicion; for, if not necessary here, it is at least fitting, and is often joined with “νῆσος”. Tyrtaeus fr. 2 “εὐρεῖαν Πέλοπος νᾶσον ἀφικόμεθα”. Cypria fr. 8διεδέρκετο νῆσον ἅπασαν Τανταλίδεω Πέλοπος”. Ion Omphale fr. 24 “ἄμεινον τὸν Πέλοπος ἐν νήσῳ τρόπον”. — Cp.

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οὔτ᾽ ἐν Σκύθαισιν οὔτε Πέλοπος ἐν τόποις


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