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Καμίρῳ. The city of Rhodes was not built till three years later than this, and Lindus, Ialysus, and Camirus (three cities of the Dorian Hexapolis) were of almost equal importance. Hence the expression τρίπολις νᾶσος. The exact position of Camirus was long uncertain. Kiepert's maps place it on the middle of the west coast, but in Mr. Cecil Torr's Rhodes in Ancient Times it is put considerably nearer to Ialysus. Rhodes had been obliged to contribute to Athens a contingent against Sicily (vii. 57). Dorieus, an exiled Rhodian, is now serving in the Peloponnesian fleet.

τέσσαρσι καὶ ἐνενήκοντα see note c. 43, § 2, ἅπασαι κ.τ.λ.

καὶ ἔφευγον a change of subject where there is no ambiguity.

τοῖν δυοῖν πολέοιν ‘the two’ cities which they would have to deal with now that Camirus was in their hands; the remaining two. The article implies that the fact and the cities were well known. Hdt. (i. 144) mentions them in the order Λίνδος καὶ Ἰήλυσός τε καὶ Κάμιρος. Lindus is on the east coast and Ialysus on the north-west.

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