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διέχουσαν, ‘reaching through to’; cf. iv. 48. 2. On the canal and its completion cf. ch. 23 n.

Ἄσσα: at the head of the gulf; on the Attic tribute lists Ἄσσηρα (Hicks, 33, 48).

Σίγγος: the only important town mentioned gave its name to the gulf (Thuc. v. 18; Plin. iv. 37).

ἀπιέμενος ... παραμείβετο: apparently the main fleet after rounding Cape Ampelus, near Torone, sailed straight across (123. 1) the Gulf of Torone, leaving the cities on its right (cf. ch. 42. 1, 109. 1); but it may well have sent a detachment to pick up their contingents. H.'s statement, though loose, is quite intelligible.

Τορώνη lay near the mouth of the gulf and had an excellent harbour (Liv. xlv. 30), while Sermylia (now Hormylia) was near the inmost recess. This Galepsus, unless H. has blundered, must have been between the two, and cannot be the better known Thasian colony near the Strymon, for which cf. Thuc. iv. 107; v. 6; and Strabo 331, fr. 33.

Μηκύβερνα (Molivo) was taken by the Olynthians (Thuc. v. 39) and became their port (Strabo 331, fr. 29). For Olynthus cf. viii. 127 n.

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