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Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)


PORTHMOS (Ancient port) EVIA
  Porthmus (Porthmos), a harbour in Euboea, belonging to Eretria, described by Demosthenes as opposite to Attica, is the modern Porto Bufalo, immediately opposite to Rhamnus, in the narrowest part of the Euboean channel, where the breadth is only two miles. It was destroyed by Philip, after expelling the Eretrians; but its advantageous position close to the coast of Attica gave it importance for many centuries afterwards. (Dem. Phil. iii. pp. 119, 125, iv. p. 133, de Cor. p. 248; Plin. iv. 12. s. 21; Hierocl. p. 645; Harpocrat. Phot. Suid. s. u. Porthmos; Leake, Northern Greece, vol. ii. p. 435.)

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

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