Βακχίας: Ant.1122“Βακχεῦ, Βακχᾶν” | “ὁ ματρόπολιν Θήβαν” | “ναιετῶν” (n.). Heracles was born at. Thebes (116 n.). ἀπὸ: L's accent, ἄπο, represents the doctrine of some grammarians that the accent of the prep. suffered anastrophè when it stood between adj. and subst. (or subst. and adj.): see Ellendt Lex.p. 78 b. There is more reason for this when the subst. precedes; e.g., “Ξάνθου ἄπο δινήεντος” ( Il.2. 877) is more natural than “Βακχίας ἄπο Θήβας”. Modern editors differ: nor is their practice always consistent. But in all such cases it seems better to regard adj. and subst. as forming a single expression, and therefore to keep the normal accent.
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