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ELAPHITES INS a group of small islands off the coast of Illyricum (Plin. Nat. 3.26) which bore this name from their supposed resemblance to a stag, of which Giupan formed the head, the small Ruda the neck, Mezzo the body, and Calamotta the haunches, the tail being completed by the rock of Grebini or Pettini They are well cultivated, and, producing abundance of excellent wine and oil, are considered the most valuable part of the Ragusan territory, to which they were annexed A.D. 1080 by Sylvester, king of Dalmatia, (Wilkinson, Dalmatia and Montenegro, vol. i. p. 267.)


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 3.26
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