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παραπλέοντες δ᾽ ἐν ἀριστέρα—‘coasting along S. on the left,’ i e. along the north coast. Usually ἐν ἀριστέρᾳ (δεξίᾳ) ἔχοντες, or λαβόντες, but Stahl, followed by Classen, notices that the partie. would mean that they were sailing with some other destination in view than the north coast itself. Ἑλλὰς πόλις—for Ἑλληνίς: for this, and not Ἑλληνική, is Thuc.'s ordinary adj. with πόλις. The form Ἕλλην as an adj. can probably only be used with persons, Ἕλλην πόλεμος in II. 36 being open to doubt. The use of these forms as adj. is poetical and Ionic.
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