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As 276 shows, ἐξάραντες refers to his first seat, in the grove. They had induced him to leave that seat (174 ff.), on a pledge that no one should remove him from the resting-place outside of the grove. Yet now they command him to quit Attica (ἐλαύνετε: 226ἔξω...βαίνετε χώρας”).

τάδε βάθρα denote, generally, the seats afforded by the natural rock in or near the grove: here he is thinking specially of the “βάθρον ἀσκέπαρνον(101) within its precincts.

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