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CHOE´ RADES(Χοιράδες νῆσοι),two small islands lying off the harbour of Tarentum, about four miles from its entrance: they are now called the Isole di S. Pietro e S. Paolo. As their name imports, they are little more than low rocks rising out of the sea, but must have afforded a place of anchorage, as Thucydides tells us that the Athenian generals, Demosthenes and Eurymedon, touched there on their way to Sicily (B.C. 413), and took on board some Messapian auxiliaries (Thuc.7.33).


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