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ia. Syros,Syra. Myconus,Myconi. Tenos,Tino. Andros,Andro. Gyarus.Jura. Pliny, viii. 29, says the inhabitants were driven from the island by mice. The rest I consider as belonging to the Twelve, but not Prepesinthus, Oliarus, and Gyarus. When I put in at the latter island I found a small village inhabited by fishermen. When we left it we took in a fisherman, deputed from the inhabitants to go to C$esar, who was at Corinth on his way to celebrate his triumph after the victory at Actium.B. C. 31. He told his fellow-passengers, that he was deputed to apply for an abatement of the tribute, for they were required to pay 150 drachmæ, when it was with difficulty they could pay 100. Aratus,The title (which has been much questioned by critics) of this lost work of Aratus appears to have been, from this passage, Ta/ kata\ lepto/n, which Latin translators have rendered, Minuta, or Details. Casaubon is of opinion that it is the same as referred to by Callimachus, under the title (Rh
f its harbour. It lies favourablyThucyd. i. 36. for those who are sailing from Italy and Greece to Asia. The general festival held there serves the purposes of commerce, and the Romans particularly frequented it even before the destruction of Corinth.Kai\ o(/te sunesth/kei h/ Ko/rnqos. The Athenians, after having taken the island, paid equal attention to the affairs both of religion and of commerce. But the generalsArchelaüs and Metrophanes. of Mithridates, and the tyrant,Aristion, B. C. 87. who had occasioned the detection of (Athens from the Romans), ravaged it entirely. The Romans received the island in a desolate state on the departure of the king to his own country; and it has continued in an impoverished condition to the present time.Pausanias, viii. 33, § 2, (writing in the time of Hadrian,) says of Delos, that with the exception of the persons who came from Athens, for the purpose of protecting the temple and to perform the Delian ceremonies, it was deserted. The At
ions of Coray. in his Details, intimates how poor they were; "O Latona, thou art shortly going to pass by me [an insignificant is- land] like to the iron-bound Pholegandrus, or to unhappy Gyarus. Although DelosIn the middle of the Cyclades, and by far the most remarkable, is Delos, celebrated for the temple of Apollo, and for its commerce. Pliny iv. 12. was so famous, yet it became still more so, and flourished after the destruction of Corinth by the Romans.Under L. Mummius, B. C. 146. For the merchants resorted thither, induced by the immunities of the temple, and the convenience of its harbour. It lies favourablyThucyd. i. 36. for those who are sailing from Italy and Greece to Asia. The general festival held there serves the purposes of commerce, and the Romans particularly frequented it even before the destruction of Corinth.Kai\ o(/te sunesth/kei h/ Ko/rnqos. The Athenians, after having taken the island, paid equal attention to the affairs both of religion and of