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Some writers, to avoid the indecency of the names, say that in this place we should read "Poroselene," and that we should call Aspordenum, the rocky and barren mountain round Pergamum, "Asporenum," and the temple of the Mother of the gods there the temple of the "Asporene" mother.1 What, then, shall we say of Pordalis and Saperdes and Perdiccas, and of the phrase of Simonides,“banished, 'pordacian' clothes and all,
”instead of "wet" clothes, and, somewhere in the early comedy,“the place is 'pordacian,'
”that is, the place that is "marshy"? Lesbos is equidistant from Tenedos and Lemnos and Chios, one might say rather less than five hundred stadia.

1 i.e., they avoid "pord," which, as also "perd," is the stem of an indecent Greek word.

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