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But at present let me first discuss Crete.1 Now although Eudoxus says that it is situated in the Aegaean Sea, one should not so state, but rather that it lies between Cyrenaea and that part of Greece which extends from Sunium to Laconia, stretching lengthwise parallel with these countries from west to east, and that it is washed on the north by the Aegaean and the Cretan Seas, and on the south by the Libyan Sea, which borders on the Aegyptian. As for its two extremities, the western is in the neighborhood of Phalasarna; it has a breadth of about two hundred stadia and is divided into two promontories (of these the southern is called Criumetopon,2 the northern Cimarus), whereas the eastern is Samonium, which falls toward the east not much farther than Sunium.

1 For map of Crete, see Insert in Map VIII at end of Loeb Vol. IV.

2 "Ram's Forehead."

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