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CAPHA´REUS or CAPHE´REUS (Καφήρευς,) a rocky and dangerous promontory, forming the south-eastern extremity of Euboea, now called Kavo Doro or Xylofágo; it was known by the latter name in the middle ages. (Tzetzes, ad Lycophr. 384.) It was off this promontory that the Grecian [p. 1.505]fleet was wrecked on its return from Troy. (Eur. Tro. 90, Helen. 1129; Hdt. 8.7; Strab. viii. p.368; Paus. 2.23.1, 4.36.6; Verg. A. 11.260; Prop. 3.5. 55; Ov. Met. 14.472, 481, Trist. 1.1. 83, 5.7. 36; Sil. Ital. 14.144; Leake, Northern Greece, vol. ii. p. 423.)

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