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[319b] and Hesiod, my purpose is to prevent you, a man sprung from a man, from making a mistake in regard to a hero who was the son of Zeus.1 For Homer, in telling of Crete that there were in it many men and “ninety cities,” says:“And amongst them is the mighty city of Cnossos, where Minos was king, having colloquy2 with mighty Zeus in the ninth year.
Hom. Od. 19.179


1 Minos and Rhadamanthus were sons of Zeus and Europa.

2 ὀαριστής means “one who has familiar converse” (ὄαρος).

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