). A small island of the Archipelago, classed by
Stephanus of Byzantium among the Sporades, but belonging rather to the Cyclades. It lay
southwest of Andros, off the coast of Attica. So wretched and poor was this barren rock, being
inhabited only by a few fishermen, that they deputed one of their number to wait upon
Augustus, then at Corinth, after the battle of Actium, to petition that their taxes, which
amounted to 150 drachmae (about $25), might be diminished, as they were unable to raise more
than 100. This island became subsequently notorious, as the spot to which criminals or
suspected persons were banished by order of the Roman emperors (Juv.i.
; x. 70). The modern name is Chioura.