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ERYTHI´NI

Eth. ERYTHI´NI (Ἐρυθῖνοι), a place on the coast of Paphlagonia, mentioned in the Homeric poems (Il. 2.855). It has been supposed, however, that the whole of the passage on the Paphlagonians and their towns was an interpolation of later times, and that the old poet was unacquainted with the Euxine and its coasts. (Schlegel, de Geogr. Hom. p. 135; Broska, de Geogr. Myth. p. 58.) Strabo (xi. p.545) fixed the position of the town upon two rocks, called, from their colour, Ἐρυθρῖνοι. (Comp. Anon. Peripl. p. 6.) It was situated 90 stadia E. of Amastris, and 60 stadia N. of Cromna.

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