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Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)

Maliacus Sinus

  Maliacus Sinus (o Maliakos kolpos; Meliakos Thuc. iii. 96; Strab. ix. p. 403; o Melieus kolpos, Herod. iv. 33; Polyb. ix. 41: Gulf of Zituni), a long gulf of the sea, lying between the southern coast of Thessaly and the northern coast of the Locri Epicnemidii, and which derived its name from the country of the Malians, situated at its head. At the entrance of the gulf is the northwestern promontory of Euboea, and the islands Lichades, and into its furthest extremity the river Spercheius flows. The gulf is called Lamiacus Sinus (d Damiakos kolpos) by Pausanias (i. 4. § 3, vii. 15. § 2, x. 1. § 2), from the important town of Lamia; and in the same way the gulf is now called Zituni, which is the modern name of Lamia. Livy, who usually terms it Maliacus Sinus, gives it in one place the name of Aenianum Sinus (xxviii. 5), which is borrowed from Polybius (x. 42). (Comp. Leake, Northern Greece, vol. ii. p. 4.)

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


Lamiacus Sinus

Lamiacus Sinus (ho Lamiakos kolpos), a name given by Pausanias to the Maliac gulf, from the important town of Lamia. (Paus. i. 4. § 3, vii. 15. § 2, x. 1. § 2.) In the same way the gulf is now called Zituni, which is the modern name of Lamia.

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