τᾷδε … χώρᾳ, locative dat.: in Attica. μέγιστα: cp. 219 “μακρά”, 319 “φαιδρά”, O. T. 883 “ὑπέροπτα” n. The light soil of Attica (“τὸ λεπτόγεων”), and the climate, esp. favoured the olive: cp. Theophr. Causs. Plantt. 2. 4. 4 “ἡ σπιλὰς” (stony ground) “καὶ ἔτι μᾶλλον ἡ λευκόγειος” (670 n.) “ἐλαιοφόρος”. For Greece, the olive-zone begins s. of the plains of Thessaly, as for Italy it begins s. of the plains of Lombardy. The olive is found in Phthiotis and Magnesia: in Epeirus, only on the sea-coast.
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