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In the ordinary course of things islands are also formed by this means. The sea has torn Sicily from Italy1, Cyprus from Syria, Eubœa from Bœotia2, Atalante and Macris3 from Eubœa, Besbycus from Bithynia, and Leucosia from the promontory of the Sirens.

1 See Ovid, Metam. xv. 290, 291; also Seneca, Nat. Quæst. vi. 29.

2 This event is mentioned by Thucydides, lib. 3, Smith's Trans. i. 293; and by Diodorus, xii. 7, Booth's Trans. p. 287, as the consequence of an earthquake; but the separation was from Locris, not from Eubœa. See the remarks of Hardouin in Lemaire, i. 415.

3 It is somewhat uncertain to what island our author applied this name; see the remarks of Alexandre in Lemaire.

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