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ἀπίαν γᾶν, some distant land, the Homeric “᾿α^πίη γαίη” (Il. 1.270 etc.). If the regular quantity, ᾿α^πίαν, is to be kept here, we must read “τόσον”, with Arndt, for “τοσόνδ̓”, in 1712. But “τοσόνδ̓” is there confirmed by metre (see Metrical Analysis). In this word α_ is not found elsewhere. But, by a converse license, “Ἀπία” (see on 1303) had sometimes “α^” in later epos; and if, in poetical usage, the quantity of “Ἀπία” could thus be affected by association with “ἀπίη”, it is conceivable that the influence should have been reciprocal.

ἀλώμεναι with acc. of space traversed, as Ai. 30πηδῶντα πεδία.

δύσοιστον, not “-ου”, since “βίουτροφάν” form one notion; cp. Ant. 793νεῖκοςἀνδρῶν ξύναιμον”.

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