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[546] Ἀθήνας: the city here represents Attica. The promontory of Sunium (Od. 3.278) and Marathon (Od. 7.80) are mentioned in the Odyssey. In the line of battle, the Athenians had the Pylians on their left and the Cephallenians on their right, cf. 4.293 ff., 327 ff. They were not prominent in the conflicts, but are mentioned “Ν 196, 689, Ο 337.—ἐυκτίμενον”: cf. ‘Where on the Aegean shore a city stands | Built nobly, pure the air, and light the soil; | Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts and eloquence.’ Milton Par. Regained iv. 238 ff.

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