), a small island off the coast of Caria (Strab. pp. 651, 652; Stadiasmus
), between Rhodus and the mainland, opposite to the mountain promontory Phoenix [CARIA
p. 519b.], 4 stadia from Phoenix, and 120 stadia from Rhodes.
It was 8 stadia in circuit. (Strabo.)
This seems to be the small island marked Alessa
in the latest maps.
Strab. p. 671) or ELAEUSSA
: Eth. Ἐλαιούσσιος, Steph. B. sub voce
an island close to the shore of Cilicia, afterwards called Sebaste [CILICIA
p. 622a.]. (Leake, Asia Minor,
The name is written Eleus (Ἐλεοῦς
) in the Stadiasmus.
Stephanus, after mentioning the Elaeussa of Caria, says that there are also seven other islands,--of the same name, we must infer.
The writing of the word, as it has been shown, varies; but perhaps the form Ἐλαιοῦσσα
is the best. [G.L