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COPHUS (Κωφός: Kufó), the harbour of Torone in Sithonia, which was so called because, being separated from the outer sea by two narrow passages, the noise of the waves was not heard in it; hence the proverb Κωφότερος τοῦ Τοροναίου λιμένος. (Zenob. Prov. Graec. cent. 4, pr. 68; Strab. Epit. vii. p. 330; Mela, 2.3.) Leake (North. Greece, vol. iii. p. 119) suggests that it may be the same as what Thucydides (5.2) called the harbour of the Colophonians, and that we should read Κωφῶν instead of Κολοφωνίων. The modern harbour of Kufó still preserves the ancient name.


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