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Cillaeum

The Cillaeum in Lesbos is named after Cilla, a place near Thebe where is a temple of the Cillaean Apollo.


Arginusae islands

  Arginusae (hai Arginousai), three small islands near the mainland of Aeolis, and near Canae on the mainland. (Strab. p. 617.) They lay between Canae and Mytilene in Lesbos, and 120 stadia from Mytilene. Thucydides (viii. 101) speaks of Arginusae of the mainland, as if there were a place on the mainland so called. Off these islands the ten generals of the Athenians gained a naval victory over the Spartans, B.C. 406. (Xen. Hell. i. 6)
  Stephanus (s. v. Argennousa) describes Argennusa as an island on the coast of Troas, near a promontory Argennon. This description, given on the authority of Androtion, does not suit the Arginusae; but Stephanus does not mention them elsewhere. Pliny (v. 31) places the Arginusae iv. M. P. from Aege. The modern name of the islands is said to be Janot.

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


Malea

  Malea (Malea, Thucyd. iii. 4, 6; Xen. Hell. i. 6. ยงยง 26, 27; Malia, Strab. xiii. p. 617; Mania, Ptol. v. 2; see Schol. ad Aristoph. Ran. p. 33), the southernmost point of the island of Lesbos reckoned by Strabo to be 70 stadia distant from Mytilene, 560 stadia from Cape Sigrium, and 340 from Methymna. Immediately opposite, on the mainland, were the point of Cane and the islands of Arginusae. The modern name of Males is Zeitoun Bouroun, or Cape St. Mary, and it is a high and conspicuous point at sea. Xenophon says (l. c.) that the fleet of Callicratidas occupied this station before the sea-fight off Arginusae. There is some obscurity in Xenophon's topography in reference to this place; and the Malea of Thucydides (l. c.) can hardly have been C. St. Mary, unless there is some error in his relation. He says distinctly (c. 4.), that Malea lay to the north of Mytilene, and (c. 6.) that the Athenians had their market there, while besieging the city. The first statement is inconsistent with the position of Cape St. Mary, and the second with its distance from Mytilene. Possibly the Malea of Thucydides had some connection with the sanctuary of Apollo Maloeis.

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


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