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CORA´SSIAE

CORA´SSIAE or CO´RSEAE (Κορασσίαι, Strab. x. p.488; Plin. Nat. 4.12. s. 23; Κορσίαι, or Κορσεαί, Strab. xiv. p.636; Agathem. 1.4; Steph. B. sub voce Κορσεαί), a group of islands between Icaria and Samos, distant, according to Agathemerus, 30 stadia from the promontory Ampelos in Samos. They are now called Phurni and Krusi. (Ross, Reisen auf de?? Griech. Inseln, vol. ii. pp. 134, 156.) Some modern writers suppose that Corassiae and Corseae are names of two different groups of islands, the former being SW. of Icaria, and the latter near Samos; but upon a comparison of the two passages of Strabo in which the names occur, it would appear that he speaks of the same groups under these two names.

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