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CRANAE (Κρανάη), an island in the Laconian gulf, opposite Gytheium, whither Paris carried off Helen from Sparta. This little island, now called Marathonisi, is described by a modern traveller as “low and flat, and at the distance of only 100 yards from the shore. The ruined foundation of a temple supports at present a Greek chapel.” (Hom. Il. 3.442; Paus. 3.22.1; Walpole's Memoirs, vol. i. p. 58.)

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