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ἱερὸν: an epithet given to cities in respect of their “πολισσοῦχοι” or “ἐγχώριοι θεοί”: cp. 1221. Ajax refers esp. to Zeus and the Aeacidae. Among the shrines of Salamis in the poet's day were those of Athena “Σκιράς” ( Her. 8. 94), Enyalios (v. 179 n.), Artemis ( Paus. 1. 36. 1), and Ajax (ib. 35. 3).

πατρῷον instead of “πατρῴας”, since “ἑστίας βάθρον” is a single notion: see on “κυνὸς..εὔρινος βάσις” (8). βάθρον: 135 n.

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    • Herodotus, Histories, 8.94
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1.36.1
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 1221
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