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,
But Apollodorus says that it exists even at present, and mentions a small city in it, Alalcomenæ, situated quite upon the isthmus.
“ there are harbours in it, open on both sides, for the reception of vessels.2”Od. iv. 846.