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Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)

EGALEO (Mountain) ATTIKI

Aegaleos

Aegaleos (Aighaleos, Herod. viii. 90; to Aighaleon oros, Thuc. ii. 19: Skarmanga), a range of mountains in Attica, lying between the plains of Athens and Eleusis, from which Xerxes witnessed the battle of Salamis. (Herod.) It ended in a promontory, called Amphiale (Amphlhale), opposite Salamis, from which it was distant only two stadia according to Strabo. The southern part of this range near the coast was called Corydalus or Corydallus (Kornodalhos, Korndallhos) from a demus of this name (Strab.), and another part, through which there is a pass from the plain of Athens into that of Eleusis, was named Poecilum (Polkhilon, Paus. i. 37. § 7.) (Leake, Demi of Attica, p. 2, seq.)


KORYDALLOS (Ancient demos) KORYDALLOS

Corydallus

Corydallus (Korudallos), at the foot of the mountain of the same name, is placed by Strabo (ix. p. 395) between Thria and Peiraeeus, near the straits of Salamis, opposite the islands of Pharma-cussae. This position is in accordance with the account of Diodorus (iv. 59), who, after relating the contest of Theseus with Cercyon, which, according to Pausanias (i. 39. § 3), took place to the west of Eleusis, says that Theseus next killed Procrustes, whose abode was in Corydallus. Against the express testimony of Strabo, we cannot accept the authority of other writers, who make Corydallus a mountain on the frontiers of Boeotia and Attica. (Athen. ix. p. 390; Plin. x. 41; Antig. Caryst. 6; Aelian, H. An. iii. 35.)

This extract is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited July 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


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