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PSYRA (Ψμρά), a small island in the Aegean sea, to the north-west of Chios, at a distance of 50 stadia from Cape Melaenae in Chios, and having only 40 stadia in circumference. It was a lofty, rocky island, and contained on its south-east coast a small town of the same name. (Strab. xiv. p.645; Plin. Nat. 5.36; Steph. B. sub voce Hom. Od. 3.171.) Its modern name is Ipsara.


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    • Homer, Odyssey, 3.171
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 5.36
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