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[152] ἔστι: a favorite epic beginning for a story. cf. “Ε 9, ἔστι δέ τις νῆσος κτλ. δ 844, ἔστι δέ τις πέτρη γ” 293, urbs antiqua fuit Verg. Aen. i. 12, est locus, Hesperiam Grai cognomine dicunt ib. iii. 163.

Ἑφύρη: the old name of Corinth. The name “Κόρινθος” is not put into the mouth of any Homeric speaker, though the poet uses it in his own narrative (2.570).

μυχῷ Ἄργεος: in the recess of Argos, i.e. in the Corinthian Gulf. cf. the same expression of Mycenae (on the Argolic Gulf), Od. 3.263.

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