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[461] Ἀσίῳ: for the use of the adj., cf. “ἐν λειμῶνι Σκαμανδρίῳ” v. 467, Asia prata Verg. Georg. i. 383, quales sub nubibus atris | Strymoniae dant signa grues id. Aen. x. 264 f.—From this plain of Lydia south of Mt. Tmolus, the name of Asia spread to the Persian Empire and finally over the whole continent; as Europe at first was only the Boeotian plain.

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