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γενοίμαν: cp. Eur. Hipp. 732ἀλιβάτοις ὑπὸ κευθμῶσι γενοίμαν”.

ὑλᾶεν. Colonel William Mure (the author of the well-known History of Greek Literature) remarks:—‘Sophocles calls Sunium a woody promontory, a description no longer applicable. But a few stunted fir bushes, straggling over the declivity below the temple, would seem still to vouch for its propriety in his own age.’ (Tour in Greece, vol. II. p. 123: 1842.)

ἔπεστι πόντου πρόβλημ̓: the genitive goes with “πρόβλημα”: cp. Ph. 1455πόντου προβολῆς”: Quintus Smyrn. 9. 378 “ἐπὶ προβολῇσι θαλάσσης”. The scholiast confirms the reading of the MSS.: “ἔνθα ὑλώδης ἐξοχὴ τῆς θαλάττης ἐστί”. With ἔπεστι we understand “πόντῳ” from “πόντου”. For “ἔπεστι” after “ἐπέσται” in 1216, cp. Ant. 73, Ant. 76(“κείσομαι”), Ant. 613, Ant. 618(“ἕρπει”).

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