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ORATORES ATTICI. The rule is always observed, e.g. ISOC.4.82:πρὸς τοὺς ἐκ τῆς Ἀσίας”. 83. 133. 135. 137. Elsew. But ISOC.4.186:τοὺς ὅλης τῆς Ἀσίας κοατήσαντας”, there is a v. l.ὅλης Ἀσίας”.

PLATO, Crit. 108E:Λιβύης καὶ Ἀσίας μείζω” (enumeration). 112 E: “ἐπὶ πᾶσαν Εὐρώπην καὶ Ἀσίαν” (enumeration). Gorg. 523 E:δύο μὲν ἐκ τῆς Ἀσίας . . . ἕνα δὲ ἐκ τῆς Εὐρώπης”. 524 A: “καὶ τοὺς μὲν ἐκ τῆς Ἀσίας Ῥαδάμανθυς κρινεῖ, τοὺς δὲ ἐκ τῆς Εὐρώπης Αἰακός. Ε: οἱ μὲν ἐκ τῆς Ἀσίας”. Menex. 239 D:ἡγουμένους τῆς Ἀσίας καὶ δουλουμένους τὴν Εὐρώπην . . . πᾶσα μὲν Ἀσία” . . . Ibid. E: “καὶ τῆς ἄλλης Ἀσίας”. Tim. 24 E:ἐπὶ πᾶσαν Εὐρώπην καὶ Ἀσίαν” (enumeration) . . . “ δὲ νῆσος ἅμα Λιβύης ἦν καὶ Ἀσίας μείζων” (enumeration).

XEN. According to Kallenberg, the rule is always observed. In the Hellenica alone “Ἀσία”, according to Keller's index, occurs 26 times. The article is used each time.

THUCYDIDES always uses the article. 1.9.2. 109.3. 2.67.1. 97.6. 4.75.2. 5.1. 8.39.3 (chorographic genitive in postposition). 58.2 (partitive gen. in predication).

The article may be omitted only when three or at least two grand divisions are named together [Kallenberg, Philol. 46 (1887), 729 = 49 (1890), 525]. 2.16: “οἵ φασι τρία μόρια εἶναι γῆν πᾶσαν Εὐρώπην τε καὶ Ἀσίην καὶ Λιβύην” (predication) . . . “ἐν τῷ μεταξὺ Ἀσίης τε καὶ Λιβύης” (enumeration), but in the same section “εἰ μήτε γέ ἐστι τῆς Ἀσίης μήτε τῆς Λιβύης: οὐ γὰρ δὴ Νεῖλός γέ ἐστι . . . τὴν Ἀσίην οὐρίζων τῇ Λιβύῃ. 2.17: οὔρισμα δὲ Ἀσίῃ καὶ Λιβύῃ οἴδαμεν οὐδέν” (enumeration). 4.37: “Πέρσαι οἰκέουσι κατήκοντες ἐπὶ τὴν νοτίην θάλασσαν” (Schweighaeuser, followed by Stein, wrongly reads “Ἀσίην Πέρσαι κτἑ. 42: θωμάζω ὦν τῶν διουρισάντων καὶ διελόντων Λιβύην τε καὶ Ἀσίην καὶ Εὐρώπην” (enumeration), but ibid. “πλὴν ὅσον αὐτῆς πρὸς τὴν Ἀσίην οὐρίζει. 198: δοκέει δέ μοι οὐδ᾽ ἀρετὴν εἶναί τις Λιβύη σπουδαίη ὥστε Ἀσίῃ Εὐρώπῃ παραβληθῆναι” (enumeration). 6.24: “ἐκ δὲ ταύτης παρῆν ἐς τὴν Ἀσίην” (“τὴν” om. AB'Cd).

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