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Strophădes

Στροφάδες) Insŭlae, formerly called Plotae. Now Strofadia and Strivali. Two islands in the Ionian Sea, off the coast of Messenia and south of Zacynthus. The Harpies were pursued to these islands by the sons of Boreas; and it was from the circumstance of the latter returning from these islands after the pursuit that mythology derived the name (στρέφω, “to turn”).

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