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[112a] and is bored right through the whole earth; this is the one which Homer means when he says:“Far off, the lowest abyss beneath the earth;
1and which elsewhere he and many other poets have called Tartarus. For all the rivers flow together into this chasm and flow out of it again, and they have each the nature of the earth through which they flow. And the reason why all the streams flow in and out here


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