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Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)

Cynus

  Kunos: Eth. Kunios, Kunaios. The principal sea-port of the Locri Opuntii, was situated on a cape at the northern extremity of the Opuntian gulf, opposite Aedepsus in Euboea, and at the distance of 60 stadia from Opus. (Strab. ix.; Paus. x. 1. § 2.) Livy gives an incorrect idea of the position of Cynus, when he describes it as situated on the coast, at the distance of a mile from Opus. (Liv. xxviii. 6.) Cynus was an ancient town, being mentioned in the Homeric catalogue (Il. ii. 531), and reported to have been the residence of Deucalion and Pyrrha; the tomb of the latter was shown there. (Strab. l.c) Its site is marked by a tower, called Paleopyrgo, and some Hellenic remains, about a mile to the south of the village of Livanates.

This text 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


Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities

Cynus

The chief seaport in the territory of the Locri Opuntii. According to some ancient traditions, it had long been the residence of Deucalion and Pyrrha; the latter was even said to have been interred here.

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