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His descent of the rivers to the sea consumed seven months' time. And after emerging with his fleet into the ocean, 1 he sailed out to an island to which he himself gave the name of Scillustis, others that of Psiltucis. 2 Here he landed and sacrificed to the gods, and studied the nature of the sea and of all the sea-coast that was accessible. Then, after praying that no man after him might pass beyond the bounds of his expedition, he turned to go back.

1 In midsummer of 325 B.C.

2 It is Cilluta in Arrian ( Anab. vi. 19, 3).

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