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Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)


SKANDIA (Ancient city) KYTHIRA
Thucydides, in his account of the conquest of Cythera by Nicias, mentions three places; Scandeia, and two towns called Cythera, one on the coast and the other inland. Nicias sailed against the island with 60 triremes. Ten of them took Scandeia upon the coast (he epi thalassei polis, Skandeia kaloumene); the remainder proceeded to the side opposite Cape Malea, where, after landing, the troops first captured the maritime city of the Cytherians (he epi thalassei polis ton Kutheron), and afterwards the upper city (he ano polis). According to this account, we should be led to place Scandeia upon the coast of the Sicilian sea, where Kapsali, the modern town of Cerigo, now stands;

This extract is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited June 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks

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