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A´PHETAE (Ἀφεταί or Ἀφέται: Eth. Ἀφεταῖος), a port of Magnesia in Thessaly, said to have derived its name from the departure of the Argonauts from it. The Persian fleet occupied the bay of Aphetae, previous to the battle of Artemisium, from which Aphetae was distant 80 stadia, according to Herodotus. Leake identifies Aphetae with the modern harbour of Tríkeri, or with that between the island of Paleá Tríkeri and the main. (Hdt. 7.193, 196, 8.4; Strab. p. 436; Apollon. 1.591; Steph. B. sub voce Leake, Northern Greece, vol. iv. p. 397, Demi of Attica, p. 243, seq.)

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    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.193
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    • Herodotus, Histories, 8.4
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 1.591
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