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BLASCON (Βλάσκων). Strabo (p. 181) places this small island close to the Siitam hill, or Sitium, as it should be read, which divides the Gallicus Sinus into two parts. (Groskurd, Trans. Strab. i. p. 312.) The name Setium or Sitium appears in the modern [p. 1.408]name Cette, though the promontory is west of Cette. Blascon is Brescon, a small island or rock about half a mile from the coast and off Agathe or Agde. It is mentioned by Avienus (Or. Mar. 5.600. &c.) and by Pliny. Ptolemy has both an island Blascon, and an island Agathe, but the island Agathe does not exist. (D'Anville, Notice, &c.)


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