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[383] Ἀσωπόν: acc. of ‘limit of motion.’ See § 3 i; G. 162; H. 722. This const. is freq. with “ἵκω, ἱκάνω, ἱκνέομαι”, but rare with “βαίνω, εἶμι, ἔρχομαι”. The Asopus is a Boeotian river, forming ‘the boundary between the territories of Thebes and Plataea.’ Here the Argive army halted and sent Tydeus as ambassador (“ἀγγελίην”) to present their claims to the king, Eteocles. cf. 5.803, and Diomed's prayer to Athena: “σπεῖό μοι” (attend me), “ὡς ὅτε πατρὶ ἅμ᾽ ἕσπεο Τυδέι δίῳ ἐς Θήβας, ὅτε τε πρὸ Ἀχαιῶν ἄγγελος ᾔειν. τοὺς δ̓ ἄῤ ἐπ̓ Ἀσωπῷ λίπε χαλκοχίτωνας Ἀχαιούς, αὐτὰρ δ μειλίχιον” (peaceful) “μῦθον φέρε Καδμείοισιν Κ” 285 ff. cf. also 3.205 f., for a similar embassy of Odysseus and Menelaus.

λεχεποίην: grass-bedded, grassy.

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