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Some persons, in order to avoid the indecorum couched in these names,1 say that we ought to read in that place Poroselene, and to call Aspordenum, the rocky and barren mountain near Pergamum, Asporenum, and the temple there of the Mother of the gods, the temple of the Asporene Mother of the gods; what then are we to say to the names Pordalis, Saper- des, Perdiccas, and to this word in the verse of Simonides, ‘with clothes dripping with wet,’ (ποοͅσάκοισιν for διαβόχοις,) and in the old comedy somewhere, ‘the country is ποοͅδακόν, for λιμνάζον, or ' marshy.'’

Lesbos is at the same distance, rather less than 500 stadia, from Tenedos, Lemnos, and Chios.

1 Derived from πορδὴ and πἐοͅδω.

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