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CYNOSSEMA (Κυνὸς σῆμα, or Κυνόσσημα), that is, the Dog's Tomb, a promontory on the eastern coast of the Thracian Chersonesus, near the town of Madytus; it was believed to have derived its name from the fact that Hecuba, who had been metamorphosed into a dog, was buried there. (Eur. Hec. 1275; Thuc. 8.102; Strab. p. 595; Plin. Nat. 4.18; Mela, 2.2; Ov. Met. 13.569)


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    • Euripides, Hecuba, 1275
    • Thucydides, Histories, 8.102
    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 13.569
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 4.18
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