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Καρδαμύλῃ, on the N.E. coast of Chios. Homer (Il. ix. 150) mentions a place of the same name in Messenia.

Βολίσκῳ so Vat. The rest Βολίσσῳ. See crit. note. Kiepert places Bolissus on the W.N.W. coast, where there is now a village called Volisso. These two landings (ten miles apart) resulted in one battle (the northern) Another landing in the south led to another battle, and a third near Chios itself to a third battle.

τὰ ταύτῃ sc. in the north.

Φάναις in the S.W. A harbour and promontory. λιμὴν βαθύς, Strabo (p. 644); Livy, xliv. 28, Promonturium Phanae; Verg. G. ii. 98, rex ipse Phanaeus.

Λευκωνίῳ the modern Leuconia.

κατεσκευασμένην ‘stocked.’ Cf. vi. 91, οἷς χώρα κατεσκεύασται.

ἀπὸ τῶν Μηδικῶν ‘ever since the trouble with the Medes.’ The Persians had not molested Chios till after the battle of Lade (B.C. 495), but at that time they burned and ravaged the country and carried off the beautiful girls as slaves (Hdt. vi. 31, 32). Cf. i. 18, πρὸ τῶν Μηδικῶν; i. 95, τοῦ Μηδικοῦ πολέμου.

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