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Ancient literary sources (3)

Perseus Encyclopedia

Ikaria


Doliche

Old name of the island of Icaria


Strabo

Icaria

Alongside Samos lies the island Icaria, whence was derived the name of the Icarian Sea. This island is named after Icarus the son of Daedalus, who, it is said, having joined his father in flight, both being furnished with wings, flew away from Crete and fell here, having lost control of their course; for, they add, on rising too close to the sun, his wings slipped off, since the wax melted. (Strabo 14.1.19)


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