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νέμος, properly pasture simply; but associated with trees in Il. 11. 480ἐν νέμεϊ σκιερῷ” (a phrase repeated in Anth. 7. 55). In the Lat. nemus the notion of ‘woodland’ is seen dominant.

As I have noted in writing on the Troad elsewhere, ‘nearly all the plains and hills are more or less well-wooded. Besides the valonia oak, the elm, willow, cypress and tamarisk shrub abound. Lotus, galingale, and reeds are still plentiful, as in Homeric days, about the streams in the Trojan plain.’ (Encyc. Brit., art. ‘Troad,’ vol. XXIII. p. 578.)


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