hborhood of Coressia.
After Ceos one comes to Naxos and Andros, notable islands, and to Paros. Archilochus the poet was a native of Paros. Thasos was founded by the Parians, as also Parium, a city on the Propontis. Now the altar in this city is said to be a spectacle worth seeing, its sides being a stadium in length; and so is the Parian stone, as it is called, in Paros, the best for sculpture in marble.
And there is Syros (the first syllable is pronounced long), where PherecydesFl. about 560 B.C. the son of Babys was born. The Athenian Pherecydes is later than he.Pherecydes of Leros (fl. in the first half of the fifth century B.C.), often called "the Athenian," wrote, among other things, a work in ten books on the mythology and antiquities of Attica. The poet seems to mention this island, though he calls it Syria:There is an island called Syria, above Ortygia.Hom. Od. 15.403
And there is Myconos, beneath which, according to the myth, lie the last of the giants that were destroy