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ναίεις: cp. Il. 2. 626νήσων, αἳ ναίουσι πέρην ἁλός.

ἁλίπλακτος (“πλήσσω”), not “ἁλίπλαγκτος” (“πλάζω”), is right here; the latter has the better MS. authority, but could mean only, ‘wandering on the sea,’ as in 695 “Πὰν ἁλίπλαγκτε”. Cp. Pind. P. 4. 14τᾶσδ᾽ ἐξ ἁλιπλάκτου..γᾶς” (the island of Thera). Aesch. Pers. 307θαλασσόπληκτον νῆσον Αἴαντος”.

πᾶσιν περίφαντος ἀεί does not allude to the victory at Salamis, but, for Athenian ears, would necessarily be tinged with the thought of it.

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