). Now Ialova; a town in Thrace, situated at the
narrowest part of the Hellespont, opposite Abydos in Asia, from which it was only seven stadia
distant. It was founded by the Aeolians (Herod.vii. 33
). It was
celebrated in Grecian poetry on account of the loves of Leander and Hero (see Leander
), and in history on account of the bridge of
boats which Xerxes here built across the Hellespont. It was taken by the Romans in B.C. 190.