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RHOETEUM (τὸ Ῥοίτειον or Ῥοίτιον ἄκρον), a promontory, or rather a rocky headland, running out in several points in Mysia or Troas, at the entrance of the Hellespont, north of Ilion; it contained a small town of the same name situated on an eminence. The place is very often mentioned by the ancients. (Hdt. 7.43 ; Scylax, p. 35 ; Strab. xiii. p.595; Steph. B. sub voce Pomp. Mela, 1.18; Plin. Nat. 5.33; Thuc. 4.52, 8.101; Apollon. 1.929; Tryphiod. 216; Verg. A. 6.595; Liv. 37.37.) The promontory is now called Intepeh, and the site of the ancient town is believed to be occupied by Paleo Castro, near the village of It-ghelmes. (Richter, Wallfahrten, p. 475; Leake, Asia Minor, p. 275.)


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    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.43
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.52
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 1.929
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 6.595
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 5.33
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 37, 37
    • Thucydides, Histories, 8.101
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