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τὸν ἀγρευτὰν, the hunter. Cp. Aesch. fr. 195 (Heracles, in the “Προμηθεὺς Λυόμενος”, when aiming his shaft at the eagle) “Ἀγρεὺς δ᾽ Ἀπόλλων ὀρθὸν ἰθύνοι βέλος”. Paus. (1. 41. 3) saw at Megara a temple dedicated to “Ἀγροτέραν Ἄρτεμιν καὶ Ἀπόλλωνα Ἀγραῖον”. Xenophon, in his treatise on hunting, bids the hunter pray “τῷ Ἀπόλλωνι καὶ τῇ Ἀρτέμιδι τῇ Ἀγροτέρᾳ μεταδοῦναι τῆς θήρας” (Cyneg. 6. 13).—Note the change from vocative (“Ζεῦ”), and 3rd pers. (“παῖς”) with optat., to the constr. of acc. and infin. with στέργω. Cp. O. T. 204Λύκει᾽ ἄναξ”...209 “τὸν χρυσομίτραν τε κικλήσκω”: Aesch. PV 88 δῖος αἰθήρ” etc....“καὶ τὸν πανόπτην κύκλον ἡλίου καλῶ”.

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