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Antiquities of Ionia (Band 3) — London, 1840

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CHAPTER I.
CNIDUS.

The position of Cnidus is thus described by Strabo : " Cnidus," he says, " has two ports, one
of which may be closed by a chain, is adapted to the reception of triremes, and is a naval station
for twenty ships of that magnitude. Before the city lies an island, seven stades in circumfe-
rence, lofty, formed like a theatre, and connected by banks of sand with the main land: Thus
Cnidus is in some measure a double city, for a large portion of it occupies the island, which shelters
both the harbours." Pausanias in two passages describes the city of Cnidus as separated by an
Euripus or narrow channel of water into two parts, of which the larger was on the continent; a
bridge, he says, formed the communication between them.4-

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Eira KviSoc, Suo Xtjusvac i\ovaa, wv tov srEpov kXeiotov rpiripucov,
Kai vavoTC&iiov vavalv UKoai' irpoKUTai es vti<joq £7rra<rraStoc ttwq
tijv irepijUETpov, tyrikv, OearpotiSm, avvanTOfihr, yjopaai ttooq t^v
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avrliQ oucei rriv v^aov, aKsiralovaav a^OTtpovc rovg Xifdvag. Ear'

awrjv Xkorlv h Nwvpoe TnXayla.— Strabo, p. 656. It seems
evident that Strabo by vavorad/we intended something more
than a mere anchorage for twenty triremes, numerous ex-
amples in history attesting that a greater number were
often contained in a much smaller harbour than the northern
port of Cnidus. The importance of the position suggests the
probability of its having been a station of 20 imperial ships for
the suppression or prevention of piracy.

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Kopij^trov ava.6r)pa Si' aiTiav avaQuvai tov E^ectiwv koivov. rausan.

El. pr. 24, 1.

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KaOa. Si? Kai Kv'iSov Kai MitvXtivvv Slya oi tvpitroi vifiovai,.....

Pausan. Arcad. 30, 2.
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