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Compare this poet. indication of the four points of the compass with the prose phraseology in Xen. Anab. 3.5.15,πρὸς ἕω, πρὸς ἑσπέραν, πρὸς μεσημβρίαν, πρὸς ἄρκτον.

ἀνὰ μέσσαν ἀκτῖν̓=“"in the region of the noon-tide ray,"i.e. these waves of trouble are supposed to be driven by a south wind (cp. Tr. 112, n. on 1240).

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    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 112
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 3.5.15
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