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MELAENA (Μέλαινα).


A promontory of Ionia, forming the north-western point of the peninsula which is traversed by Mount Mimas. It was celebrated in ancient times for its quarries of millstones. (Strab. xiv. p.645.) It is possible that this promontory, which is now called Kara-Burun (the Black Cape), may be the same as the one called by Pliny (5.31) Corynaeum Promontorium, from the town of Coryne, situated at the southern extremity of Mount Mimas


A promontory of Bithynia, on the right hand on sailing through the Bosporus into the Euxine, between the rivers Rheba and Artane. (Apollon. 2.651; Orph. Argon. 716; Arrian, Peripl. p. 13; Marcian, p. 69.) In the anonymous Periplus of the Euxine (p. 2), it is called Καλλίνακρον, and Ptolemy (5.1.5) calls it simply Βιθυνίας ἄκρον. Its modern name is Tshili.


The north-western promontory of the island of Chios (Strab. xiv. p.645), now called Cape S. Nicolo. [L.S]

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    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 2.651
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 5.31
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