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Strabo

Saronic Gulf

Then comes the Saronic Gulf; but some call it a sea and others a strait; and because of this it is also called the Saronic Sea. Saronic Gulf is the name given to the whole of the strait, stretching from the Hermionic Sea and from the sea that is at the Isthmus, that connects with both the Myrtoan and Cretan Seas. To the Saronic Gulf belong both Epidaurus and the island of Aegina that lies off Epidaurus; then Cenchreae, the easterly naval station of the Corinthians; then, after sailing forty-five stadia, one comes to Schoenus, a harbor. From Maleae thither the total distance is about eighteen hundred stadia. Near Schoenus is the "Diolcus," the narrowest part of the Isthmus, where is the temple of the Isthmian Poseidon.

This extract is from: The Geography of Strabo (ed. H. L. Jones, 1924), Cambridge. Harvard University Press. Cited Sep 2002 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains comments & interesting hyperlinks.


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