Above the city of the Chalcidians is the plain called Lelantum, in which are hot springs, adapted to the cure of diseases, and which were used by Cornelius Sylla, the Roman general. There was also an extraordinary mine which produced both copper and iron; such, writers say, is not to be found elsewhere. At present, however, both are exhausted. The whole of Eubœa is subject to earthquakes, especially the part near the strait. It is also exposed to violent subterraneous blasts, like Bœotia, and other places of which I have before spoken at length.1 The city of the same name as the island is said to have been swallowed up by an earthquake.2 It is mentioned by Æschylus in his tragedy of Glaucus Pontius; “‘Euboïs near the bending shore of Jupiter Cenæus, close to the tomb of the wretched Lichas.’” There is also in Ætolia a town of the name of Chalcis,
and another in the present Eleian territory;
“ Chalcis on the sea-coast, and the rocky Calydon,3”Il. ii. 640.
speaking of Telemachus and his companions, when they left Nestor to return to their own country.
“ they passed along Cruni, and the rocky Chalcis,4”Od. xv. 295.