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πυρκαϊάς μορίαι which had been burnt down, as often happened in the raids during the Peloponnesian War. On the vitality of the olive cp. Her. VIII. 55: Soph. O. C. 698 (φύτευμ᾽ ἀχείρωτον αὐτοποιόν, ‘a growth unconquered, selfrenewing’): Verg. Geo. II. 30, 181. ἐπεργάσασθαι ‘cultivate its former site’: ἐπεργ. of sacrilegiously cultivating sacred soil, Aeschin. In Ctes. § 113, (the Amphissaeans) ἐπειργάσαντο τὸ πεδίον (of Crisa). So ἐπεργασία τῆς γῆς τῆς ἱερᾶς, Thuc. I. 139.
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