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SYROS Greece.

An island in the Cyclades group, cited in the Odyssey (15.414) as the kingdom of the father of Eumaios. It seems to have been colonized by Athens, and appeared in the tribute lists of the Delio-Attic League. Modern Hermoupolis, the port on the E coast, is the site of one of the ancient centers, but almost no trace of it remains. Near Chalandriani in the N of Syros an ancient Cycladian necropolis was discovered in 1895. Recently on an upland near Kastri a settlement from the same period (Ancient Cycladian II) has been found, with partially preserved fortification walls. The greater part of the finds are at the National Museum in Athens. There is also a small museum at Hermoupolis.


X. Tsountas, “Kykladica,” ArchEph (1899) 77ffPI; W. Zschietzschmann, RE IV A (1900) 1789ff; J. L. Caskey, “Chalandriani in Syros,” Essays in Memory of K. Lehmann (1964) 63-68; E. M. Bossert, “Kastri auf Syros,” Deltion 22 (1967) 53ffPI.


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