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Geraestus
(290 words)

(Γεραιστός; Geraistós).

[German version]

[1] Southernmost tip of Euboea

In antiquity, G. was the name for the southernmost tip of Euboea: Hdt. 8,7,1; 9,105; Str. 10,1,2; Plin. HN 4,63; GGM I, 500; Scyl. 58. Called Cape Tzeraso in the Middle Ages, it became an anchorage for Genoan and Venetian ships (remnants of fortifications). Today Cape Mandelo.

Bibliography

F. Geyer, Top. und Gesch. der Insel Euboia 1, 1903, 111ff.

Lauffer, Griechenland, 231.

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Kalcyk, Hansjörg (Petershausen), “Geraestus”, 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 13 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e422190>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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