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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK VI., CHAPTER II. (search)
It was possessed of a fleet, and for a considerable
time repelled the incursions of the Tyrrheni.See Pausan. Phoc. or lib. x. cap. 16, p. 835. The islands
now called Liparæan were subject to it, some call them
the islands of Æolus. The citizens were so successful
as to make frequent offerings of the spoils taken in war to
the temple of Apollo at Delphi.See Pausan. Phoc. or lib. x. cap. 2, p. 824. It possesses a fertile soil,M. le Comm. de Dolomieu, in his Voyage aux iles de Lipari, ed.
1783, p. 75 et seq., supports the character here given of the fertility of this island, and praises the abundance of delicious fruits it produces.
and minesM. le Comm. de Dolomieu considers it probable that the Liparæans
obtained this alum by the lixiviation of earths exposed to the acidosulphurous vapours of their volcanos, pp. 77, 78. of alum easy to be wrought, hot springs,These hot springs are not much frequented, although they still exist. and
craters. [Thermessa] is, as it were, sit