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Apollodorus, Library (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book 2 (search)
olinus xxiii.12; Serv.
Verg. A. 8.300. Now Erythia was an island near the ocean; it is now
called Gadira.Compare Hdt. 4.8;
Strab. 3.2.11, Strab. 3.5
4; Pliny, Nat. Hist. iv.120; Solinus xxiii.12. Gadira
is Cadiz. According to Pliny, Nat. Hist.
iv.120, the name is derived from a Punic word gadir, meaning “hedge.” Compare Dionysius, Perieg.
453ff. The same word agadir is still used in
the south of Morocco in the sense of
monsters of the Atlantic ocean from bursting into the Mediterranean
（Diod. 4.18.5）. An entirely different opinion
identified the Pillars of Herakles with two brazen pillars in the sanctuary of Herakles
at Gadira （Cadiz）, on which
was engraved an inscription recording the cost of building the temple. See Strab. 3.5.5; compare Pliny, Nat. Hist. ii.242,
who speaks of “the columns of Herakles consecrated at Gadira.” For