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Then follows the Thriasian plain, and the coast, a demus of the same name,1 then the promontory Amphiale,2 above which is a stone quarry; and then the passage across the sea to Salamis, of about 2 stadia, which Xerxes endeavoured to fill up with heaps of earth, but the sea-fight and the flight of the Persians occurred before he had ac- complished it.

There also are the Pharmacussæ,3 two small islands, in the larger of which is shown the tomb of Circe.

1 Thria.

2 Scaramandra; from the height above Ægaleos, Xerxes witnessed the battle of Salamis.

3 Megala Kyra, Micra Kyra.

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