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τίς Ὀλυμπιάδων θεᾶνκ.τ.λ.” ‘Can any Oread of the Mysian Olympus, or any Naiad of the streams that flow into the Hellespont, tell us where he is?’ θεᾶν is understood again with ποταμῶν (“Ὀλυμπιάδες θεαί, θεαὶ ποταμῶν”): for the adj. co-ordinated with a gen., cp. Pind. N. 8. 2παρθενηΐοις παίδων τ᾽ ἐφίζοισα γλεφάροις”: Eur. Med. 404τοῖς Σισυφείοις τοῖς τ᾽ Ἰάσονος γάμοις”. As to the Mysian Olympus, see on 720.

ῥυτῶν, a general epithet of sea or river: Aesch. Ag. 1408ῥυτᾶς ἐξ ἁλός”: Eur. Hipp. 123ῥυτὰν παγάν.

Βοσπορίων, of the Hellespont; cp. Aesch. Pers. 723, “καὶ τόδ᾽ ἐξέπραξεν, ὥστε Βόσπορον κλῇσαι μέγαν”; with ref. to the bridges of boats made by order of Xerxes, “ ξεῦξις τοῦ Ἑλλησπόντου” ( Her. 7. 35).—The word ἴδρις, added in L and most MSS. after ποταμῶν, was an early interpolation, caused by the elliptical construction. The schol. (on 879) read it, and explains “ποταμῶν ἴδρις” by “Ναΐς”. But the antistr., Her. v. 930, “πάννυχα καὶ φαέθοντ᾽ ἀνεστέναζες”, is clearly sound; though Elmsley suggested that “ἄναξ” may have dropped out before “ἀνεστέναζες”.


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