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The coast of the Propontis extends from Cyzicene and the places about the Æsepus and Granicus1 as far as Abydos, and Sestos.2 Between Abydos and Lectum3 is the country about Ilium, and Tenedos and Alexandreia Troas.4 Above all these is the mountain Ida, extending as far as Lectum. From Lectum to the river Caïcus5 and the Canæ mountains as they are called is the district comprising Assus,6 Adramyttium,7 Atarneus,8 Pitane,9 and the Elaïtic bay, opposite to all which places lies the island Lesbos.10 Next follows the country about Cyme11 as far as Hermus,12 and Phocæa,13 where Ionia begins, and Æolis terminates. Such then is the nature of the country.

The poet implies that it was the Trojans chiefly who were divided into eight or even nine bodies of people, each forming a petty princedom, who had under their sway the places about Æsepus, and those about the territory of the present Cyzicene, as far as the river Caïcus. The troops of auxiliaries are reckoned among the allies.

1 Kodscha-Tschai. Oustvola. Gossellin.

2 The ruins of Abydos are on the eastern side of the Hellespont, near a point called Nagara. Sestos, of which the ruins also exist, called Zemenic, are on the opposite coast.

3 Baba Kalessi.

4 Eski Stamboul, or Old Constantinople.

5 Bakir-Tschai, or Germasti.

6 Beiram-koi, or Asso, or Adschane.

7 Edremid or Adramytti.

8 Dikeli-koi.

9 Tschandarlik.

10 Mytilene.

11 Lamurt-koi.

12 Gedis-Tschai.

13 Karadscha-Fokia.

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