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Ancient literary sources (9)

Perseus Encyclopedia

Amathus

AMATHUS (Ancient city) CYPRUS
City of Cyprus, its refusal to revolt against Persia.

Cyprus

CYPRUS (Country) EUROPE
Ιnhabited by Telchinians, kings of Cyprus descended from Teucer, Phrasius, a seer from, Cinyras in, Pygmalion, king of, Alexander (Paris) tarries in, Greeks settle in, Agapenor settles in, Phidippus settles in, Demophon settles in, worship of Aphrodite, "Linus" song there, Cyprus subdued by Amasis, under Persians, Cyprian revolt and its suppression, Cyprians in Xerxes' fleet, disparaged by Artemisia, by Mardonius, "Cyprian poems," expedition of Cimon to, Athenian galleys escape to Cyprus after battle of Aegospotami, sea-fights off, conquered by Ptolemy, Ptolemy Philometor and his brother sent to.

Salamis

SALAMIS (Ancient city) CYPRUS
In Cyprus founded by Teucer, A town in Cyprus, flight of the Pheretime thither, Salamis in the Cyprian revolt, battle near it, desertion of Salaminians to the Persians, restoration of the king of Salamis.

Soli

SOLOI (Ancient city) CYPRUS
A town in Cypras, its part in the Cyprian revolt, siege and capture by the Persians.

Strabo

Acamas

AKAMAS (Cape) CYPRUS
The Acamas is a promontory with two breasts and much timber. It is situated at the western part of the island, and extends towards the north; it lies closest to Selinus in Cilicia Tracheia, the passage across being one thousand stadia, whereas the passage across to Side in Pamphylia is one thousand sixteen hundred and to the Chelidonian islands one thousand nine hundred.

This extract is from: The Geography of Strabo (ed. H. L. Jones, 1924), Cambridge. Harvard University Press. Cited Sep 2002 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains comments & interesting hyperlinks.


Leucolla

LEUKOLLA (Ancient city) CYPRUS
Then to another harbor, Leucolla.

Limenia

LIMENIA (Ancient city) CYPRUS
[...] and above it, in the interior, lies a city Limenia.

Temesa, Tamassus

TAMASSOS (Ancient city) CYPRUS
The next city after Laus belongs to Brettium, and is named Temesa, though the men of today call it Tempsa; it was founded by the Ausones, but later on was settled also by the Aetolians under the leadership of Thoas; but the Aetolians were ejected by the Brettii, and then the Brettii were crushed by Hannibal and by the Romans. Near Temesa, and thickly shaded with wild olive trees, is the hero-temple of Polites, one of the companions of Odysseus, who was treacherously slain by the barbarians, and for that reason became so exceedingly wroth against the country that, in accordance with an oracle, the people of the neighborhood collected tribute for him; and hence, also, the popular saying applied to those who are merciless, that they are "beset by the hero of Temesa." But when the Epizephyrian Locrians captured the city, Euthymus, the pugilist, so the story goes, entered the lists against Polites, defeated him in the fight and forced him to release the natives from the tribute. People say that Homer has in mind this Temesa, not the Tamassus in Cyprus (the name is spelled both ways), when he says "to Temesa, in quest of copper." And in fact copper mines are to be seen in the neighborhood, although now they have been abandoned.

This extract is from: The Geography of Strabo (ed. H. L. Jones, 1924), Cambridge. Harvard University Press. Cited Σεπ 2002 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains comments & interesting hyperlinks.


Throni

THRONI (Ancient city) CYPRUS
Then to Curias, which is peninsula-like, whereto the distance from Throni is seven hundred stadia.

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