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Strabo

After Crommyon, rising above Attica, are the rocks called Scironides, which afford no passage along the sea-side. Over them, however, is a road which leads to Megara and Attica from the Isthmus. The road approaches so near the rocks that in many places it runs along the edge of precipices, for the overhanging mountain is of great height, and impassable. Here is laid the scene of the fable of Sciron, and the Pityocamptes, or the pine-breaker, one of those who infested with their robberies the above-mentioned mountainous tract. They were slain by Theseus. The wind Argestes, which blows from the left with violence, from these summits is called by the Athenians Sciron. After the rocks Scironides there projects the promontory Minoa, forming the harbour of Nisaea. (Strabo 9.1.4)

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