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[755] ὅρκου δεινοῦ: explained by its appos. “Στυγός”. cf. “Στυγὸς ὕδωρ, ὅς τε μέγιστος ὅρκος δεινότατός τε πέλει μακάρεσσι θεοῖσιν ε” 185 f. — This introduces a mythical explanation that gives a miraculous quality to the water.

Στυγός: limits “ὕδατος” as in Od. 5.185, just quoted.

ἀπορρώξ: branch of the water of the Styx, as the Cocytus also is said to be (Od. 10.514). This mysterious connection with the Styx (a stream with a high fall, in Arcadia) was imagined prob. because of its violent current.

756-759. The Magnesians.

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