previous next


Eth. HECATONNE´SI (Ἑκατόννησοι: Musconisi), a group of islands in the bay of Adramyttium, between Lesbos and the mainland. Their name, apparently from ἕκατον, a hundred, seems only in a general was to allude to the great number of islands, which is stated by some to have been twenty, and by others forty. (Diod. 13.77; Steph. B. sub voce According to Strabo (xiii. p.618), however, the name Hecatonnesi signified “the islands of Apollo,” from his surname Ἕκατος, “the far-darter.”


hide References (1 total)
  • Cross-references from this page (1):
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 13.77
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: