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οἱ δέ. The Phoenicians and Egyptians entrusted with the work (ch. 25. 1, 34. 1). ἀκτή: a wooded hilly promontory on the European side between the bays of Sestos (Zemenik) and Coila (Kilia). Madytus (Maito) is a small town some miles further south (Xen. Hell. i. 1. 3). Abydos lay at Cape Nagara, where there are ruins, but of its harbour no trace remains, and much of its great plain (ch. 45) has disappeared, washed away by the strong currents (34 n.). χρόνῳ: i. e. in 478 B. C.; cf. ix. 116 f. for details.
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