πολυστάφυλος: cp. Il. 2.537 “Χαλκίδα τ᾽ Εἰρέτριάν τε πολυστάφυλόν θ᾽ Ἱστίαιαν”. As Histiaea, afterwards Oreus, was on the N. coast, we may suppose that the Homeric epithet—here borrowed by Soph. —would have been at least equally applicable to other parts of the island. πέμπει, agreeing with nearest subject: 830 n.
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