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HECATONNE´SI

Eth. HECATONNE´SI (Ἑκατόννησοι: Musconisi), a group of islands in the bay of Adramyttium, between Lesbos and the mainland. Their name, apparently from ἕκατον, a hundred, seems only in a general was to allude to the great number of islands, which is stated by some to have been twenty, and by others forty. (Diod. 13.77; Steph. B. sub voce According to Strabo (xiii. p.618), however, the name Hecatonnesi signified “the islands of Apollo,” from his surname Ἕκατος, “the far-darter.”

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