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ζεύχθη, was brought under the yoke. As “κατεζεύχθη” in 946 better suited the sense, ‘was strictly confined,’ so here the simple “ζεύχθη” better suggests the idea, ‘was tamed by imprisonment.’

ὀξύχολος κ.τ.λ. = Δρύαντος ὀξύχολος παῖς: the adj. is epithet, not predicate. Verg. Aen. 3. 13Terra procul vastis colitur Mavortia campis, | Thraces arant, acri quondam regnata Lycurgo.

The “Ἠδωνοί”, or “Ἠδῶνες” (Thuc. 2.99), occupied in historical times the part of Thrace E. of the Strymon and W. of the Nestus. In earlier times they had dwelt further west, but had been driven eastward by the Macedonian conquest of Mygdonia.

Dionysus, when he came from Asia with his new rites, was opposed by Lycurgus in Thrace, as by Pentheus at Thebes. The “Λυκούργεια” of Aeschylus is known from the schol. on Ar. Th. 135.This trilogy consisted of “Ἠδωνοί, Βασσαρίδες, Νεανίσκοι”, with “Λυκοῦργος” as satyric drama. In Il. 6.130 ff. Dionysus, pursued by Lycurgus, dives beneath the sea; Thetis receives him; and Zeus blinds Lycurgus.

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    • Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae, 135
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    • Homer, Iliad, 6.130
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 3.13
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