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This passage proves a visit to Thasos and to its mines over against Samothrace. Yet though the site of Koenyra is marked by the modern Kenira, Tozer (I. of Aeg. 307) could neither find nor hear of any traces of mining in that district.

Φοίνικες. This settlement from Tyre is dated by H. (ii. 44) five generations before the birth of Heracles, on the faith of mythical genealogies; cf. iv. 147, v. 59. Thasos was colonized from Paros (Thuc. iv. 104) circ. 700 B. C. (Busolt, i. 458), the best-known colonist being the poet Archilochus.

τοῦ Φοίνικος. For the genealogy cf. i. 2. 1 n.

οὔνομα ἔσχε. The old name was Aeria (Steph. Byz.) or Odonis (Hesych.). For the aorist cf. vii. 61. 3, 74. 1.

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