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Cius, [1]
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(Κίος; Kíos). Port town in the eastern part of the Gulf of  Propontis (which is named after it) on the river of the same name, modern Gemlik. C. was the starting-point of the roads to  Nicaea and  Prusa. According to Apoll. Rhod. 4,1470, a foundation of the Argonauts ( Argonautae, map), coins show Hercules as the founder of the city (HN 512-514); according to Plin. HN 5,144 founded by Milesians. C. participated in the  Ionian Revolt (Hdt. 5,122) and was, as the only town in east Propont…

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Kalcyk, Hansjörg (Petershausen) and Dörner, Friedrich Karl (Münster), “Cius, [1]”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 30 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e614110>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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