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στ. χθονός, possessive gen. with “πεδίων.

στερνούχου, having “στέρνα”: an expressive word for the expanse of the Attic “πεδίον”, varied by gentle undulations, or by rocky knolls like Colonus itself. Suidas quotes a poet. phrase “στέρνα γῆς”: cp. the common use of “μαστοί” for round hills or knolls. Hes. Theog. 117Γαἶ εὐρύστερνος”:


. Both “στέρνα” and “νῶτα” were applied, says the schol., to “τῆς γῆς τὰ πεδιώδη καὶ εὐρέα”. The epithet helps, with “ὠκυτόκος”, to suggest the image of a mighty living frame, quickened by the veins of irrigation.

Μουσᾶν. Paus. 1.30.2 (in the Academy, cp. on 55) “ἔστι δε καὶ Μουσῶν τε βωμὸς καὶ ἕτερος Ἑρμοῦ καὶ ἔνδον Ἀθηνᾶς”.

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    • Hesiod, Theogony, 117
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1.30.2
    • Pindar, Nemean, 7
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