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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK XVII., CHAPTER III. (search)
land, as I observed it from the sea.
Cyrene was founded by the inhabitants of Thera,Santorin. a
Lacedæmonian island which was formerly called Calliste, as
Calliste once its name, but Thera in later times, the mother of my home,
famed for its steeds.
The harbour of Cyrene is situated opposite to Criu-Metopon,Kavo Krio.
the western cape of Crete, distant 2000 stadia. The passage
is made with a south-south-west wind. Cyrene is said to have
been founded by Battus,B. C. 631. whom Callimachus claims to have
been his ancestor. The city flourished from the excellence of
the soil, which is peculiarly adapted for breeding horses, and
the growth of fine crops. It has produced many men of
distinction, who have shown themselves capable of worthily
maintaining the freedom of the place, and firmly resisting the
barbarians of the interior; hence the city was independent in
ancient times, but subsequentlyB. C. 330. it was attacked [successfully] by the Macedonians, (