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The Limeneion seems to be the coast district in which lay the four (Strabo, 635) ‘harbours’ of Miletus.
The words τὰ μέν νυν ... ἐντεταμένως interrupt the narrative, and Stein sees in them one of the later additions of H. to his work; but the passage reads more like a first draft than an afterthought.
Chios, commanding the sea approach to Erythrae, was its natural enemy; it was also a rival to Samos, which was the perpetual trade competitor of Miletus. Hence the alliance of Miletus and Chios is natural; cf. Thuc. viii. 17.
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