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Homeric world (5)

Ancient towns

Geraestus

GERESTOS (Ancient port) KARYSTOS
A city of Euboea and homonymous cape with a sanctuary of Poseidon (Od. 3.177).

Oechalia

ICHALIA (Ancient city) EVIA
Homer's references about Oechalia: Il. 2.596, 730, Od. 8.224, 21.13-33.

Greeks of the Homeric Catalogue of Ships

Trojan War

KARYSTOS (Ancient city) EVIA
Carystus, city of Euboea, participated in the Trojan War and is listed in the Homeric Catalogue of Ships (Il. 2.535).

Trojan War

STYRA (Ancient city) EVIA
Styra participated in the Trojan War and is listed in the Homeric Catalogue of Ships (Il. 2.539).

Place-names according to Homer

Gyrae (rocks)

KAFIREAS (Cape) EVIA
According to Homer, Ajax the Locrian was saved in a storm with the help of Poseidon on the rocks of Gyrae during his return home from Troy. He claimed that this occurred without the willing of the gods and Poseidon punished him for his boastful word by throwing his trident, which provoked a crack on the rock, where Ajax was saved, resulting his falling into the sea and his drowning (Od. 4.500 & 507). Gyrae might be located near the Caphereus cape in Euboea.

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