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Strabo, Geography, Book 6, chapter 2 (search)
Senate sent a deputation to offer propitiatory sacrifices, both in the isletThe islet just created. and in Liparae, to the gods both of the underworld and of the Sea. Now, according to the Chorographer,See footnote 3 in Vol. II, p. 358. the distance from Ericodes to Phoenicodesi.e., Ericussa and Phoenicussa. is ten miles, and thence to Didyme thirty, and thence to the northern part of Lipara twenty-nine, and thence to Sicily nineteen, but from Strongyle sixteen. Off Pachynus lie Melita,Now Malta. whence come the little dogs called Melitaean, and Gaudos, both eighty-eight miles distant from the Cape. CossuraNow Pantellaria. lies off Lilybaeum, and off Aspis,So called from the resemblance of the hill (see 17. 3. 16), where it is situated, to a shield (aspis, Lat. clupeus). a Carthaginian city whose Latin name is Clupea; it lies midway between the two, and is the aforesaid distanceEighty-eight miles. from either. Aegimurus,Now Al Djamur. also, and other small islands lie off Sicily a