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CREMASTE

CREMASTE (Κρεμαστή), a place mentioned by Xenophon (Xenoph. Hell. 4.8.37). He speaks of the plain near Cremaste, “where there are the gold mines of the Abydeni.” If Cremaste was a village, it was probably on a hill above the plain. As Strabo speaks of gold mines at Astyra [ASTYRA], it has been conjectured that Astyra and Cremaste are either the same place, or two adjacent places. Gold mines belonging to Lampsacus are mentioned by Pliny (37.11) and by Polyaenus (2.1.26); and they may be the same as those of Cremaste, if we suppose Cremaste to be between Abydus and Lampsacus.

[G.L]

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    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 4.8.37
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 37.11
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