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According to Homer, the Troad begins from the city Cyzicus and the river Æsepus. He speaks of it in this manner: “‘Aphneian Trojans, who inhabited Zeleia at the farthest extremity of Ida, who drink the dark waters of Æsepus, these were led by Pandarus, the illustrious son of Lycaon.’1” These people he calls also Lycians. They had the name of Aphneii, it is thought, from the lake Aphnitis, for this is the name of the lake Dascylitis.

1 Il. ii. 824.

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