Graeca leguntur, Greek is read. Greek was, in the ancient world, almost the universal language of polite society; cf. the use of French in modern times. quo (whither) relates to eodem (thither). cupere governs the clause quo . . . penetrare. populis, dat. after ampla, a noble thing for them. eis, i.e. the individuals by whom these exploits are performed as contrasted with their peoples as a whole.
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