MASSIS (Ancient city) KRANIDI
he Masetos, Eth Masetios. An ancient city in the district Hermionis, in the Argolic peninsula, mentioned by Homer along with Aegina. In the time of Pausanias it was used as a harbour by Hermione. (Hom. Il. ii. 562; Strab. viii. p. 376; Paus. ii. 36. § 2; Steph. B. s. v.) It was probably situated on the western coast of Hermionis, at the head of the deep bay of Kiladhia, which is protected by a small island in front. The possession of this harbour on the Argolic gulf must have been of great advantage to the inhabitants of Hermione, since they were thus saved the navigation round the peninsula of Kranidhi: The French Commission, however, place Mases more to the south, at port Kheli, which we suppose to have been the site of Halice.
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
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