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ἱερὰν λιβάδ̓, the Spercheius (492), neighbour to the haunts of the Malian nymphs (725). All rivers were “ἱεροί”, but here the epithet has a special force, which ἐχθροῖς brings out: he had voluntarily withdrawn himself from the realm of friendly deities. Cp. his appeal in 1040 “ἀλλ᾽ πατρῴα γῆ θεοί τ᾽ ἐπόψιοι.

ἔτ᾽ οὐδέν εἰμι: for the place of “ἔτ̓”, cp. O.T. 24 “ἔτ᾽ οὐχ οἵα τε” (n.).

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