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DORIS Pliny (5.28) says, “Caria mediae Doridi circumfunditur ad mare utroque latere ambiens,” by which he means that Doris is surrounded by Caria on all sides, except where it is bordered by the sea. He makes Doris begin at Cnidus. In the bay of Doris he places Leucopolis, Hamaxitus, &c. An attempt has been made elsewhere to ascertain which of two bays Pliny calls Doridis Sinus. [CERAMEICUS] This Doris of Pliny is the country occupied by the Dorians, which Thucydides (2.9) indicates, not by the name of the country, but of the people: “Dorians, neighbours of the Carians.” Ptolemy (5.2) makes Doris a division of his Asia, and places in it Halicarnassus, Ceramus, and Cnidus. The term Doris, applied to a part of Asia, does not appear to occur in other writers.


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    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.9
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 5.28
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