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”78 his story can have no bearing on the present inquiry, but should be disregarded, just as it is disregarded by Socrates in the Phaedrus.9 But let us confine our narrative to what we have learned from history, both ancient and modern.
2 Cp. 1. 3. 22.
3 Cp. 1. 4. 3-5, 2. 3. 5 and 2. 4. 1-2.
5 The west.
6 The east.
7 Soph. Fr. 870 (Nauck)
8 The south, apparently; and thus Boreas would have carried her to the four ends of the earth. The home of Boreas (North Wind), according to the poets, was in the Haemus (Balkan), or Rhipaean, Mountains, on the “Sarpedonian Rock.”
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