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or Soloe (Σόλοι).


A city on the coast of Cilicia, between the rivers Lamus and Cydnus, said to have been colonized by Argives and Lydians from Rhodes. Pompey restored the city, which had been destroyed by Tigranes, and peopled it with the survivors of the defeated bands of pirates; and from this time forth it was called Pompeiopŏlis. It was celebrated in literary history as the birthplace of the Stoic philosopher Chrysippus, of the comic poet Philemon, and of the astronomer and poet Aratus. Its name survives in the linguistic term “solecism” (soloecismus), which is said to have been first used because of the bad Greek spoken by the people of this city. (See Diog. Laert. i. 2, 4; Strabo, p. 683; Suid. s. v. Σόλοι; Gell. i.7.3).


Now Aligora, in the valley of Solea, a considerable seaport town in the western part of the north coast of Cyprus. Here were temples of Isis and Aphrodité.

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