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Hippotadae regnum. Cf. 223 n. In the Odyssey (x. 1-4) Aeolus, grandson of Hippotes, is king of the floating island Aeolia, surrounded by steep cliffs and a wall of bronze. This was identified with various islands of the Aeolian or Liparaean group, by Virgil with Lipara itself ( Aen.VIII. 416).

terras . . . fumantes. All the islands are of volcanic character, but the two from which sulphur was obtained were Hiera or Therasia and Strongyle, now called Vulcano and Stromboli. Both were active volcanoes in the time of Pliny.

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