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Strabo, Geography, Book 6, chapter 2 (search)
ny rate, pleasure is common to both. But I shall return to the topic which follows that at which I digressed. Of Lipara, then, and Thermessa I have already spoken. As for Strongyle,i.e., "Round," the Stromboli of today. it is so called from its shape, and it too is fiery; it falls short in the violence of its flame, but excels in the brightness of its light; and this is where Aeolus lived, it is said. The fourth island is Didyme,i.e., "Double." It is formed by two volcanic cones; the Salina of today. and it too is named after its shape. Of the remaining islands, Ericussai.e., "Heather" (cp. the botanical term "Ericaceae"); now called Alicudi. and Phoenicussai.e., "Palm" (cp. the botanical term "Phoenicaceae"); or perhaps "Rye-grass" (Lolium perenne), the sense in which Theophrastus Hist. Plant. 2. 6.11 uses the Greek word "phoenix"; now called Felicudi. have been so called from their plants, and are given over to pasturage of flocks. The seventh is Euonymus,i.e., "Left";