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”3and surely Agamemnon would not have promised cities that belonged neither to himself nor to his brother. And the poet makes it clear that men from Pherae4 did accompany Menelaüs on the expedition; and in the Laconian Catalogue he includes Oetylus,5 which is situated on the Messenian Gulf. Messene6 comes after Triphylia; and there is a cape which is common to both;7 and after this cape come Cyparissia and Coryphasium. Above Coryphasium and the sea, at a distance of seven stadia, lies a mountain, Aegaleum.
6 The country Messenia is meant, not the city Messene.
7 In Strabo's time the Neda River was the boundary between Triphylia and Messenia (8. 3. 22), but in the present passage he must be referring to some cape on the "ancient boundary" (8. 3. 22).
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