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κρῆναί τε ποταμοί θ᾽ οἵδε: the Scamander (417), the Simois, the springs and fountains “πολυπίδακος Ἴδης”. So Philoctetes, on leaving Lemnos ( Ph. 1461): “νῦν δ̓, κρῆναι Λύκιόν τε ποτόν”, | “λείπομεν ὑμᾶς.

καὶ τὰ Τρ. πεδία προσαυδῶ: this clause follows the series of vocatives, and precedes their verb, as in the similar passage, Aesch. P. V. 88—92 “ δῖος αἰθὴρ κ.τ.λ.”.. | “καὶ τὸν πανόπτην κύκλον Ἡλίου καλῶ: ἴδεσθέ μ᾽ κ.τ.λ.

τροφῆς (cp. 189βασιλῆς”): the soil and the streams have sustained his life. Ar. Th. 299τῇ Κουροτρόφῳ” (i.e.τῇ Γῇ”), Aesch. Th. 477τροφεῖα πληρώσει χθονί”. There was a custom that youths on coming of age should offer a ‘nurture-lock’ to rivers ( Aesch. Ch. 6πλόκαμον Ἰνάχῳ θρεπτήριον”).

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    • Aeschylus, Libation Bearers, 6
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    • Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae, 299
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