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Κασταλίας τε νᾶμα, sc.ὄπωπέ σε”. The “Κασταλία” is a stream which flows from a fissure in the high cliffs above Delphi. It issues near the easternmost of the two peaks (1126 ff., n.),—that which was called “Ὑάμπεια”: and bounds in cataracts, down a precipitous channel, to Delphi, where its water was used for all sacred purposes. Below Delphi it joins the Pleistus (Aesch. Eum. 27). It is now called “Ἅγιος Ἰωάννης”. It is fitly mentioned here, since it rises on the edge of the highlands which form the scene of the revels.

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