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In the voyage along the coast from Parium to Priapus are the ancient and the present Proconnesus,1 with a city, and a large quarry of white marble, which is much esteemed. The most beautiful works in the cities in these parts, and particularly those in Cyzicus, are constructed of this stone.

Aristeas, the writer of the poems called Arimaspeian, the greatest of impostors, was of Proconnesus.

1 Marmara, from the marble, μάρμαρον, found there.

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