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Then there is a plant called sium. And Speusippus, in the second book of his treatise on Things Similar, says that its leaf resembles the marsh parsley; on which account Ptolemy the Second, surnamed Euergetes, who was king of Egypt, insists upon it that the line in Homer ought to be written thus—
And around were soft meadows of sium or parsley;
for that it is σία which are usually found in company with parsley, and not ἴα (violets).

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