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Arethusa fountain

CHALKIS (Ancient city) EVIA
A fountain close to Chalcis in Euboea, which was sometimes disturbed by volcanic agency. Dicaearchus says that its water was so abundant as to be sufficient to supply the whole city with water. (Dicaearch. Bios tes Hellados, p. 146, ed. Fuhr; Strab. i. p. 58, x. p. 449; Eurip. Iphig. in Aul. 170; Plin. iv. 12.) There were tame fish kept in this fountain. (Athen. viii. p. 331, e. f.) Leake says that this celebrated fountain has now totally disappeared. (Northern Greece, vol. ii. p. 255.)

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