), 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.