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According to Homer, then, the Troad begins after the city of the Cyziceni and the Aesepus River. And he so speaks of it:“And those who dwelt in Zeleia beneath the nethermost foot of Ida, Aphneii,1 who drink the dark water of the Aesepus, Trojans; these in turn were commanded by Pandarus the glorious son of Lycaon.
2These he also calls Lycians.3 And they are thought to have been called "Aphneii" after Lake "Aphnitis," for Lake Dascylitis is also called by that name.

1 See footnote on Aphneii in 13. 1. 7.

2 Hom. Il. 2.824

3 See 13. 1. 7.

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