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[40] where there was going to be a canal across the peninsula. This is proved by the inscription on the altar of Zeus, which runs thus:

“ The dwellers here have set this boundary-stone
Midway `twixt Pteleum and the Silver Strand,
And raised this altar fair, that men may own
That Zeus is Warden of our No Mans Land.1


1 If the reading is correct,ἀμμοπίηwill be the marches, which belong to no one and are therefore put under the protection of Zeus. Blass readsμοίρης σημέϊον ἀμμορίης τε᾽which leaves the last line rather in the air.

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