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And there is Syros (the first syllable is pronounced long), where Pherecydes1 the son of Babys was born. The Athenian Pherecydes is later than he.2 The poet seems to mention this island, though he calls it Syria:“There is an island called Syria, above Ortygia.

1 Fl. about 560 B.C.

2 Pherecydes of Leros (fl. in the first half of the fifth century B.C.), often called "the Athenian," wrote, among other things, a work in ten books on the mythology and antiquities of Attica.

3 Hom. Od. 15.403

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