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ὑπ᾽ αὐτὴν, close under it: cp. Il. 13. 614 τοι μὲν κόρυθος φάλον ἤλασεν ἱπποδασείης” | “ἄκρον ὑπὸ λόφον αὐτόν”: Xen. An. 4. 1. 2τὰ...ὄρη...ὑπὲρ αὐτοῦ τοῦ ποταμοῦ ἐκρέματο.

ἐσχάτην στήλην, the stone pillar (“νύσσα, καμπτήρ”) which marked the turning-point at each end of the course. A vase-painting in Panofka, Bilder Antiken Lebens, pl. iii, no. 10, shows a chariot-race in which the “νύσσα” is simply a pillar, with a fillet twined round it. Plat. Symp. 4. 6ἁρματηλατοῦντα δεῖ ἐγγὺς μὲν τῆς στήλης κάμψαι.— ἔχων”, sc.τοὺς ἵππους”, directing his course: cp. Il. 23. 325(the skilful driver does not force the pace at first), “ἀλλ᾽ ἔχει ἀσφαλέως καὶ τὸν προὔχοντα δοκεύει”.

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