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Between Ithaca and Cephallenia is the small island Asteria,1 or Asteris, as t is called by the poet, which, according to Demetrius, the Scepsian, does not remain in the state described by the poet,

“ there are harbours in it, open on both sides, for the reception of vessels.2

Od. iv. 846.
But Apollodorus says that it exists even at present, and mentions a small city in it, Alalcomenæ, situated quite upon the isthmus.

1 Dascaglio.

2 Od. iv. 846.

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