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Λοκρῶν τ᾽ ὄρειοι πρῶνες: the heights of the Cnemis range, on the Locrian coast, just s. of Cape Cenaeum in Euboea. At this point the strait is less than three miles in breadth. The τ̓ after Λοκρῶν (cr. n.) seems genuine.— ἄκραι, the cliffs which jut into the sea at or near Cenaeum. This fem. form is usual when, as here, the ref. is to promontories. ἄκρα, the reading of Diogenes Laertius (cr. n.),—meant doubtless as neut. pl.,—would be rather ‘mountain heights.’ The neut. “ἄκρον” is rarely said of a foreland (as in Od.3. 278).

Seneca's equivalent for this passage is curious: he describes the hero's cries as re-echoed from Chalcis (50 miles off), from Cape Caphareus (upwards of 100), and from ‘all the Cyclades’! (Herc. Oet. 803 ff.)

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