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γῆν τεκαὶὌλυμπον. Theseus bows down and kisses the earth, then suddenly rises, and with upturned face stretches forth his hands towards the sky. The vision which he had just seen moved him to adore both the “χθόνιοι” and the “ὕπατοι”. This touch is finely conceived so as to leave the mystery unbroken. Cp. Ph. 1408στεῖχε προσκύσας χθόνα”: Ant. 758τόνδ᾽ Ὄλυμπον” (the heaven above us).

ἐν ταὐτῷ λόγῳ, “"in the same address (or prayer),"i.e. one immediately after the other: not, “"on the same account."

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