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[18] ἀπ᾽ οὐρανόθεν. See on Od. 5.469.

προτρέπεσθαι is used of forward movement in Il.5. 700οὔτε ποτὲ προτρέποντο μελαινάων ἐπὶ νηῶν”. As similar descriptions of the movement of the sun we find “ἐς οὐρανὸν ἀνορούειν Od.3. 1, “οὐρανὸν εἰσανιέναι Il.7. 423, “ἰέναι εἰς οὐρανόν Od.12. 380, or simply “ἀνιέναι Od.1. 24.The highest point of the sun's course is “μέσος οὐρανός Od.4. 400, from which he descends as here, “ἐπὶ γαῖαν”, and then “εἶσ᾽ ὑπὸ γαῖαν Od.10. 191, ready to rise again in the morning, viz. “ὑπερέχειν γαίης Il.11. 735.

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