(Helene). A deserted and rugged island in the Aegean, opposite to Thoricus, and extending from that parallel to Sunium. It received its name from the circumstance of Paris having landed on it, as was said, in company with Helen, when they were fleeing from Sparta. Strabo, who follows Artemidorus, conceived it to be the Cranae of Homer. Pliny calls it Macris. The modern name is Macronisi.
This text is cited Oct 2002 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks
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