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CNEMIS

CNEMIS (Κνῆμις), a range of mountains forming the boundary between Phocis and the Epicnemidii Locri, who received their distinguishing name from this mountain. Mount Cnemis was a continuation of Callidromus, with which it was connected by a ridge, at the foot of which is the modern town of Pundonítza. (Strab. ix. pp. 416, 425; Leake, Northern Greece, vol. ii. pp. 66, 180.) A spur of this mountain, running out into the sea, formed the promontory CNEMIDES (Κνημῖδες), opposite the islands called Lichades and the Euboean promontory Cenaeum. Upon this promontory stood a fortress, also called Cnemides, distant 20 stadia from Thronium. It was near the modern Nikoráki. (Strab. ix. p.426; Ptol. 3.15.10; Mela, 2.3.67 called Cnemis by Scylax, p. 23, and Plin. Nat. 4.7. s. 12; comp. Leake, Northern Greece, vol. ii. p. 177.)

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