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On Those Who Fell At Marathon

“The orator Glaucias declared that the right wing of the line of battle at Marathon was given to this tribe, on the authority of the Elegy on the Borderland 1 composed by Aeschylus, who distinguished himself in the battle.” Plutarch Dinner-Table Problems [on the Aeantid tribe]
“Aeschylus in his Elegies , for instance, calls Tyrrhenia a land of many drugs:

The Tyrrhene race, that people of drug-makers2

Theophrastus History of Plants
“New-mixed:—The bowl; compare

and pouring fresh libations of new-mixed wine3

Scholiast on Aeschylus Choephoroe [‘the Paean in the royal chambers brings in the dear new-mixed wine’]

1 this title may be corrupt

2 cf. Plin. N.H. 25. 11

3 cf. E.M. 537. 46, 541. 31

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