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AFTER Malæ follow the Argolic and Hermionic Gulfs; the former extends as far as Scyllæum,1 it looks to the east, and towards the Cyclades;2 the latter lies still more towards the east than the former, reaching Ægina and the Epidaurian territory.3 The Laconians occupy the first part of the Argolic Gulf, and the Argives the rest. Among the places occupied by the Laconians are Delium,4 a temple of Apollo, of the same name as that in Bœotia; Minoa, a fortress of the same name as that in Megara; and according to Artemidorus, Epidaurus Limera;5 Apollodorus, however, places it near Cythera,6 and having a convenient harbour, (λιμὴν, limen,) it was called Limenera, which was altered by contraction to Li- mera. A great part of the coast of Laconia, beginning immediately from Malæ, is rugged. It has however shelters for vessels, and harbours. The remainder of the coast has good ports; there are also many small islands, not worthy of mention, lying in front of it.
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