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Ancient place-names

Ophiussa island

Pityodes island

  Pityodes (Pituodes), a small island in the Propontis off the coast of Bithynia, near Cape Hyris, and 110 stadia to the north of Cape Acritas. (Plin. v. 44; Steph. B. s. v. Pituoussai, who speaks of several islands of this name, which is the same as Pituodeis.) The island is probably the one now called Bojuk Ada, where Pococke (vol. iii. p. 147) found remains of an ancient town.

Xerogypsus river

(Xerogupsos, Anna Comn. vii. 11, p. 378, Bonn), a small river in the SE. of Thrace, which falls into the Propontis, not far from Perinthus. In some maps it is called the Erginus, upon the authority of Mela (ii. 2).

Linus

(Linos), a place on the coast of Mysia, on the Propontis, between Priapus and Parium ; it is noticed only by Strabo (xiii. p. 588), as the spot where the best snails (kochliai) were found.

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