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PATROCLI INSULA

PATROCLI INSULA (Πατρόκλου νῆσος, Paus. 1.1.1, 1.35.1 ; Steph. B. sub voce Πατρόκλον χάραζ, Strab. ix. p.398), a small island off the southern coast of Attica, west of the promontory Sunium, so called from Patroclus, one of the generals of Ptolemy Philadelphus, who was sent by this king to assist the Athenians against the Macedonians, and who built a fortress in the island. It is now called Gaidharonísi. (Leake, Demi of Attica, p. 62, 2nd ed.)

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