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ELEU´SA

ELEU´SA or ELEUSSA (Ἐλεοῦσσα).


1.

An island opposite cape Astypalaea, off the western coast of Attica. (Strab. ix. p.398.)


2.

An island named by Pliny, along with eight others, as lying opposite the promontory Spiraeum, which separated the territories of Corinth and Epidaurus. There are several small islands opposite this promontory, one of which is now called Laoussa, probably a corruption of Eleussa. (Plin. Nat. 4.12. s. 19; Boblaye, Recherches, &c. p. 65.)

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