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Ancient literary sources (9)

Perseus Encyclopedia

Taphos

Island colonized by Taphius, could not be taken while Pterelaus lived.


Strabo

EGILIPS (Ancient city) IONIAN ISLANDS

And to Leucas also belonged, not only Nericus.. but also the cities which Homer names in the Catalogue (and dwell in Crocyleia and rugged Aegilips).


KROKYLIA (Ancient city) IONIAN ISLANDS

And to Leucas also belonged, not only Nericus.. but also the cities which Homer names in the Catalogue (and dwell in Crocyleia and rugged Aegilips).


Acarnania

In early times Leucas was a peninsula of Acarnania, but the poet calls it shore of the mainland, using the term mainland for the country which is situated across from Ithaca and Cephallenia; and this country is Acarnania.


LEFKAS (Ancient city) LEFKADA

As for cities, those of the Acarnanians are .. also other cities, Palaerus, Alyzia, Leucas, Argos Amphilochicum, and Ambracia, most of which, or rather all, have become dependencies of Nicopolis.


Acarnania

They say that the people who were called both Taphians and Teleboans lived in Acarnania in earlier times, and that their leader Cephalus, who had been set up by Amphitryon as master over the islands about Taphos, gained the mastery over this country too.


NIRIKOS (Ancient city) LEFKADA

But the Corinthians sent by Cypselus and Gorgus took possession of this shore and also advanced as far as the Ambracian Gulf; and both Ambracia and Anactorium were colonized at this time; and the Corinthians dug a canal through the isthmus of the peninsula and made Leucas an island; and they transferred Nericus to the place which, though once an isthmus, is now a strait spanned by a bridge, and they changed its name to Leucas, which was named, as I think, after Leucatas.


The islands of the Taphians, or, in earlier times, of the Teleboans, among which was Taphos,. now called Taphius, were distinct from the Echinades; not in the matter of distances (for they lie near them), but in that they are classified as under different commanders, Taphians and Teleboans. Now in earlier times Amphitryon made an expedition against them with Cephalus the son of Deioneus, an exile from Athens, and gave over their government to him, but the poet says that they were marshalled under Mentes, calling them pirates, as indeed all the Teleboans are said to be pirates. So much, then, for the islands lying off Acarnania.


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