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CISAMUS (Κίσαμος).


The port of Aptera in Crete. [APTERA]


Another town of this name appears in the Peutinger Tables 32 M. P. to the W. of Cydonia (comp. Ptol. 3.17.8; Stadiasm. § 322, 323, Hierocl.; Cisamum, Plin. Nat. 4.12). In and about Kísamo Kastéli are 14 or 15 fragments of shafts of marble and granite columns, an Ionic capital, and remains of walls, indicating that there once existed upon this site a flourishing and important city. (Pashley, Trav. vol. ii. p. 43.) [E.B.J]

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