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Apollodorus, Library (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book 2 (search)
ions of the ancients were much
divided on the subject of the Pillars of Herakles. See Strab.
3.5.5. The usual opinion apparently identified them with the rock of Calpe （Gibraltar） and the rock of Abyla, Abila, or Abylica
（Ceuta） on the northern and
southern sides of the straits. See Strab. 3.5.5;
Tzetzes, Scholiast on Lycophron 649; Pliny, Nat. Hist.
iii.4; Mela i.27, ii.95; Martianus Capella vi.624.
Further, it seems to have been commonary of Eustathius
（Geographi Graeci Minores, ed. C. Müller, ii. pp. 107,
228）. According to Eustathius, Calpe was the name given to the rock of Gibraltar by the barbarians, but its Greek name was Alybe; and the rock
of Ceuta was called Abenna by the barbarians
but by the Greeks Cynegetica, that is, the Hunter's Rock. He tells us further that the
pillars were formerly named the Pillars of Cronus, and afterwards the Pillars of