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Perseus Project index

Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities

Caphareus

The modern Capo d' Oro; a rocky and dangerous promontory on the southeast coast of Euboea, where the Greek fleet is said to have been wrecked on its return from Troy

Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)

Caphareus

  Caphareus or Caphereus (Kaphereus), a rocky and dangerous promontory, forming the south-eastern extremity of Euboea, now called Kavo Doro or Xylofago; it was known by the latter name in the middle ages. (Tzetzes, ad Lycophr. 384.) It was off this promontory that the Grecian fleet was wrecked on its return from Troy. (Eurip. Troad. 90, Helen. 1129; Herod. viii. 7; Strab. viii. p. 368; Pans. ii. 23. § 1, iv. 36. § 6; Virg. Aen. xi. 260; Prop. iii. 5. 55; Ov. Met. xiv. 472, 481, Trist. i. 1. 83, v. 7. 36; Sil. Ital. xiv. 144; Leake, Northern Greece, vol. ii. p. 423.)

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