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ELBO (Ἐλβώ Steph, B. s. v.: Eth. Ἐλβῷος), one among the numerous islands which studded the Deltaic marshes between the Phatnitic and Tanitic arms of the Nile. It was in this island that, according to Herodotus (2.140), the blind king Anysis took refuge during the occupation of his realm by Sabaco, the Aethiopian; and thither also Amyrtaeus fled from the Persians in B.C. 456--50 (Thuc. 1.110). From the former historian it would appear that the area of Elbo had been raised by some artificial means above the level of the surrounding waters.


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    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.140
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