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CYNUS (Κῦνος: Eth.Κύνιος, Eth. Κυναῖος), the principal sea-port of the Locri Opuntii, was situated on a cape at the northern extremity of the Opuntian gulf, opposite Aedepsus in Euboea, and at the distance of 60 stadia from Opus. (Strab. ix. p.425; Paus. 10.1.2.) Livy gives an incorrect idea of the position of Cynus, when he describes it as situated on the coast, at the distance of a mile from Opus. (Liv. 28.6.) Cynus was an ancient town, being mentioned in the Homeric catalogue (Il. 2.531), and reported to have been the residence of Deucalion and Pyrrha; the tomb of the latter was shown there. (Strab. l.c.) Its site is marked by a tower, called Paleópyrgo, and some Hellenic remains, about a mile to the south of the village of Livanátes (Comp. Strab. i. p.60, ix. p. 446, xiii. p. 615; Mela, 2.3; Plin. Nat. 4.7. s. 12; Ptol. 3.15.10; Steph. B. sub voce. (Leake, Northern Greece, vol. ii. p. 174, seq.)

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    • Homer, Iliad, 2.531
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 10.1.2
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 4.7
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 28, 6
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