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τὰς ἱερὰς: so Pind. fr. 75. 4 “ἐν ταῖς ἱεραῖς Ἀθάναις”. Ar. Eq. 1319 ταῖς ἱεραῖς φέγγος Ἀθήναις”: Timocreon fr. I. 3 “ἱερᾶν ἀπ᾽ Ἀθηνᾶν”. Cp. El. 707Ἀθηνῶν τῶν θεοδμήτων.

ὅπωςπροσείποιμεν, after the optative “γενοίμαν” (1217): Ph. 324θυμὸν γένοιτο χειρὶ πληρῶσαί ποτε”, | “ἵν᾽ αἱ Μυκῆναι γνοῖεν κ.τ.λ.”: Aesch. Eum. 297ἐλθοι”... | “ὅπως γένοιτο κ.τ.λ.” (Sometimes, however, we find the subjunct. after such an optative: Eur. Or. 982μόλοιμι...ἵν᾽ ἐν θρήνοισιν ἀμβοάσω”.) For the custom of greeting the land to which one comes, cp. Aesch. Ag. 503: Verg. Aen. 3. 524Italiam laeto socii clamore salutant.

Pausanias says (1. 28. 2), referring to the colossal Athena Promachos on the Acropolis, “ τοῦ δόρατος αἰχμὴ καὶ λόφος τοῦ κράνους ἀπὸ Σουνίου προσπλέουσίν ἐστιν ἤδη σύνοπτα”. As Leake observed (Demi I. p. 631), Cape Zoster, some miles N.W. of Sunium, is the first point on the Attic coast from which a voyager could possibly have caught a glimpse of the spear-point and crest.

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