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An island of the Aegean, near Samos, west from Ampelos, the western promontory of the latter. Mythology derived the name of this island from Icarus (q.v.), son of Daedalus, whose body was washed upon its shores after the unfortunate termination of his flight. The modern name is Nicaria.


Also Icarius (Ἰκάριος). A deme of Attica belonging to the tribe Aegeïs. Here Dionysus is said to have taught Icarius the cultivation of the vine.

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