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Ὠκεανός 1

I.Oceanus, son of Uranus and Gaia, Hes.: wedded to Tethys, sire of Thetis, Il.—Homer's Oceanus is a great River (ὠκεανὸς ποταμός), which compasses the earth's disc, returning into itself (ἀψόρροος). later times, Ocean remained as the name of the great Outward Sea, opp. to the Inward or Mediterranean (θάλασσα, πόντος), Hdt., Pind., etc.

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