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καί σε Νυσαίων. And from Nysa in Euboea thou comest to visit Thebes, with thy followers who cry “εὐοῖ”. The Euboean Nysa was imagined near Aegae (famous for its temple of Poseidon), on the W. coast of the island, opposite Anthedon. Cp. Stephanus Byz. and Hesych. s.v.Νῦσα”. That word prob. denoted a moist and fertile place: Welcker would refer it to a lost “νύω” from rt. “νυ” (“νέω”): Götterl. 1. 439. ‘Dionysos’ was ‘the Zeus of Nysa’ (Preller Myth. 1. 549). Legend placed a Nysa in Thrace (Il. 6.133), Macedonia, Thessaly, Boeotia, Naxos, Caria, Lydia, Cilicia, Arabia, Aethiopia, Libya, India, and even at Parnassus. In a fragment of the Thyestes Sophocles beautifully describes a wondrous vine of Euboea, which puts forth leaves and bears fruit in the same day: fr. 235 “ἔστι γάρ τις ἐναλία Εὐβοιὶς αἷα: τῇδε βάκχειος βότρυς ἐπ᾽ ἦμαρ ἕρπει, κ.τ.λ.


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