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Ποσειδῶν. Paus. 1.30.4δείκνυται δὲ καὶ χῶρος καλούμενος Κολωνὸς Ἵππιος...καὶ βωμὸς Ποσειδῶνος Ἱππίου καὶ Ἀθηνᾶς Ἱππίας (1069), ἡρῷον δὲ Πειρίθου καὶ Θησέως (1593), Οἰδίποδός τε καὶ Ἀδράστου”. This altar of Poseidon (“ἐπιστάτης Κολωνοῦ889) lies beyond the stage-scene (888).

ἐν δ᾽ (adv.), sc. ἐστίν: Prometheus did not belong to Colonus itself (as Poseidon did), but to the neighbouring Academy (see on 56): he is named as one of several divine presences in the vicinity. So ἐν δ᾽ adds a new member to a group, O. T. 27 (where the same words ἐν δ᾽ π. θεός refer to the plague), Ai. 675. If, instead of ἐν δ᾽ we read ἠδ᾽ (which Soph. sometimes used in dialogue, fr. 345 and 493), this would rather link the two deities as holding Colonus.


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