It is ninety stadia distant from the Libyan Sea at Leben, which is
its trading center; it also has another seaport, Matalum, from which it is a hundred
and thirty stadia distant. The Lethaeus River flows through the whole of its territory.
From Leben came Leucocomas and his lover Euxynthetus, the story of whom is told
by Theophrastus in his treatise On Love. Of the tasks which Leucocomas assigned
to Euxynthetus, one, he says, was this--to bring back his dog from Prasus.
From the one (sanctuary of Asclepius) at Cyrene was founded the sanctuary of Asclepius at Lebene, in Crete.
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