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[2] Of this Pindar seems to have been well aware when he said of the battle of Artemisium:—
Where Athenians' valiant sons set in radiance eternal
Liberty's corner-stone.
1 For verily the foundation of victory is courage.

Artemisium is a part of Euboea above Hestiaea,—a sea-beach stretching away to the north,—and just about opposite to it lies Olizon, in the territory once subject to Philoctetes. It has a small temple of Artemis surnamed Proseoea, which is surrounded by trees and enclosed by upright slabs of white marble. This stone, when you rub it with your hand, gives off the color and the odor of saffron.

1 Bergk, Frag. 77.

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