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GERAESTUS

GERAESTUS (Γεραιστός: Eth. Γεραίστιος), a promontory of Euboea, forming the south-west extremity of the island, now called Cape Mandíli. There was a town on this cape, with a celebrated temple of Poseidon, and at its foot there was a well-frequented port, which seems to have been small, though Livy, as Leake observes, calls it “nobilis Euboeae portus.” (Hom. Od. 3.177; Hdt. 8.7. 9.105; Thuc. 3.3; Xen. Hell. 3.4. 4, 5.4.61; Strab. x. p.446; Steph. B. sub voce Liv. 31.45, Plin. Nat. 4.12. s. 21; Mela, 2.7; Leake, Northern Greece, vol. ii. p. 423.)

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