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1 i.e., "Round," the Stromboli of today.
3 i.e., "Heather" (cp. the botanical term "Ericaceae"); now called Alicudi.
4 i.e., "Palm" (cp. the botanical term "Phoenicaceae"); or perhaps "Rye-grass" (Lolium perenne), the sense in which Theophrastus Hist. Plant. 2. 6.11 uses the Greek word "phoenix"; now called Felicudi.
5 i.e., "Left"; now called Panaria.
7 Poseidonius was born about 130 B.C.
8 This Titus Flaminius, who must have lived "within the recollection" of Poseidonius, is otherwise unknown. If the text is correct, he was governor of Sicily about 90 B.C. Cp. Nissen, op. cit. II.251. But Du Theil, Corais and C. Müller emend to Titus "Flamininus," who was governor in 123 B.C., trying to connect this eruption with that which is generally put at 126 B.C. (cp. Pliny 2. 88 ).
9 The islet just created.
10 See footnote 3 in Vol. II, p. 358.
11 i.e., Ericussa and Phoenicussa.
13 Now Pantellaria.
14 So called from the resemblance of the hill (see 17. 3. 16), where it is situated, to a shield (aspis, Lat. clupeus).
15 Eighty-eight miles.
16 Now Al Djamur.
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