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Rheneia1 is a small desert island 4 stadia from Delos, where are the sepulchral monuments of the Delians. For it is not permitted to bury the dead in Delos, nor to burn a dead body there. It is not permitted even to keep a dog in Delos.

Formerly it had the name of Ortygia.2

1 Rhena, called also Dhiles; but it is the largest of the two islands now hearing that name. Pliny says it was anciently called also Celadussa from the noise of the waves, κελαδεῖν.

2 Virg. Æn. iii. 124. Linquimus Ortygis portus pelagoque volamus.

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