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εἰρεσία , Ion. -ίη, , (ἐρέσσω)
2. oar, Ph.1.352,385.
II. in collective sense, rowers, oarsmen, E.Hel.1453(lyr.), AP7.287 (Antip.(?)); ξυνέχειν τὴν εἰ. keep the oars together or make the rowers keep time, Th.7.14.
2. boat-song, to which the rowers kept time, “αὐλεῖν εἰρεσίανPlu.Alc.32, cf. Luc.VH1.40.
III. pl., rowers' benches, Plb.1.21.2. (The Ep. form, due to metrical lengthening, is retained in Prose.)
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    • Euripides, Helen, 1453
    • Euripides, Trojan Women, 570
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.203
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.110
    • Homer, Odyssey, 11.640
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 249
    • Thucydides, Histories, 7.14
    • Polybius, Histories, 1.21.2
    • Plutarch, Alcibiades, 32
    • Lucian, Timon, 40
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