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1868 Excerpt: ...were Ionic Greeks, and the Athenians were the
principal colonisers of the island. (1.) Chalcis was one of the
most important of Ionic cities, and at an early period had a very
extensive commerce. It engaged largely in the planting of
colonies--in Italy (e.g., Camae, its earliest), Macedonia, Sicily,
the smaller islands, and Thrace. Chalcis gave name to the
promontory of Chalcidice, in consequence of the many cities which
it founded there. It was the birthplace of the orator Isaeus, who
flourished about B.C. 400; and the scene of the death of Aristotle,
B.C. 322. (2.) Eretria was the second town of the island. It aided
the lonians in their revolt, B.C. S00, and was in revenge destroyed
by the Persians, B.C. 490. Another Eretria was afterwards built, a
little to the south of the former town. Other towns in Euboea
were--Carystus, in the south; Styra, Aedepsus, and Dion, on the
west coast; Oreos, on the north; with Cerinthus and Cyme, on the
east. At the south-east of the island was the Promontory Caphareus
(Cape Dnro), famed for its storms; and in the north, Artemisium
(Syrochori), off which the Persian fleet was defeated, B.C. 480;
Cenaeum, in the north-west, opposite Thermopylae; and Geraestus, in
the south, with a temple of Poseidon. IV.-CYCLADES. 1. The Cyclades
group contained twelve islands, according to Strabo; but this
number is increased by other geographers. The twelve are: --Ceos,
Cythnos, Seriphos, Siphnos, Paros, Kazos, Delos, Bheneia, Myconos,
Syros, Tenos, Andros. 2. Delos, or Ortygia (Delo, or Deli), the
smallest of the Cyclades, was regarded with the greatest veneration
as a sacred spot, the birthplace of Apollo and Diana, who are often
called Delius and Delia respectively. Here games (Delia) were
celebrated, every four years, in honour of Apol..
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Archibald Hamilton Bryce
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