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Strabo, Geography, 14.2.19

nanThe city of the Coans was in ancient times called Astypalaea; and its people lived on another site, which was likewise on the sea. And then, on account of a sedition, they changed their abode to the present city, near Scandarium, and changed the name to Cos, the same as that of the island. Now the city is not large, but it is the most beautifully settled of all, and is most pleasing to behold as one sails from the high sea to its shore. The size of the island is about five hundred and fifty stadia. It is everywhere well supplied with fruits, but like Chios and Lesbos it is best in respect to its wine. Towards the south it has a promontory, Laceter, whence the distance to Nisyros is sixty stadia (but near Laceter there is a place called Halisarna), and on the west it has Drecanum and a village called Stomalimne. Now Drecanum is about two hundred stadia distant from the city, but Laceter adds thirty-five stadia to the length of the voyage. In the suburb is the Asclepieium, a sanctuary exceedingly famous and full of numerous votive offerings, among which is the Antigonus of Apelles. And Aphrodite Anadyomene used to be there, but it is now dedicated to the deified Caesar in Rome, Augustus thus having dedicated to his father the female founder of his family. It is said that the Coans got a remission of one hundred talents of the appointed tribute in return for the painting. And it is said that the dietetics practised by Hippocrates were derived mostly from the cures recorded on the votive tablets there. He, then, is one of the famous men from Cos; and so is Simus the physician; as also Philetas, at the same time poet and critic; and, in my time, Nicias, who also reigned as tyrant over the Coans; and Ariston, the pupil and heir of the Peripatetic; and Theomnestus, a renowned harper, who was a political opponent of Nicias, was a native of the island.

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1. Xenophon, Hellenica, 6.2.27 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

6.2.27. As for Iphicrates, when he began his voyage around Peloponnesus he went on with all needful preparations for a naval battle as he sailed; for at the outset he had left his large sails behind him at Athens, since he expected to fight, and now, further, he made but slight use of his smaller sails, even if the wind was favourable; by making his voyage, then, with the oar, he kept his men in better condition of body and caused the ships to go faster.
2. Livy, History, 39.5.14 (1st cent. BCE - missingth cent. CE)

3. Plutarch, Greek Questions, None (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

4. Suetonius, Augustus, 70.1, 71.1 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

5. Cassius Dio, Roman History, 55.9.6 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

55.9.6.  He made the journey as a private citizen, though he exercised his authority by compelling the Parians to sell him the statue of Vesta, in order that it might be placed in the temple of Concord; and when he reached Rhodes, he refrained from haughty conduct in both word and deed.
6. Chariton, Chaereas And Callirhoe, 5.1.7 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

7. Strabo, Geography, 8.6.15

8.6.15. Epidaurus used to be called Epicarus, for Aristotle says that Carians took possession of it, as also of Hermione, but that after the return of the Heracleidae the Ionians who had accompanied the Heracleidae from the Attic Tetrapolis to Argos took up their abode with these Carians. Epidaurus, too, is an important city, and particularly because of the fame of Asclepius, who is believed to cure diseases of every kind and always has his sanctuary full of the sick, and also of the votive tablets on which the treatments are recorded, just as at Cos and Tricce. The city lies in the recess of the Saronic Gulf, has a circular coast of fifteen stadia, and faces the summer risings of the sun. It is enclosed by high mountains which reach as far as the sea, so that on all sides it is naturally fitted for a stronghold. Between Troezen and Epidaurus there was a stronghold called Methana, and also a peninsula of the same name. In some copies of Thucydides the name is spelled Methone, the same as the Macedonian city in which Philip, in the siege, had his eye knocked out. And it is on this account, in the opinion of Demetrius of Scepsis, that some writers, being deceived, suppose that it was the Methone in the territory of Troezen against which the men sent by Agamemnon to collect sailors are said to have uttered the imprecation that its citizens might never cease from their wall-building, since, in his opinion, it was not these citizens that refused, but those of the Macedonian city, as Theopompus says; and it is not likely, he adds, that these citizens who were near to Agamemnon disobeyed him.

Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
aesculapius,temple at antium Rutledge (2012) 50
aesculapius,temple on cos Rutledge (2012) 50
alexander the great,his breast plate Rutledge (2012) 50
antigonus of carystus Lightfoot (2021) 86
antiochos iii (the great) (seleucid king),epigram recording cure at kos asklepieion Renberg (2017) 204
antium Rutledge (2012) 50
antonius diogenes Stephens and Winkler (1995) 171
antonius diogenes the incredible things beyond thule Stephens and Winkler (1995) 171
apelles,portrait of antigonus gonatas Rutledge (2012) 50
apelles,the birth of venus Rutledge (2012) 50
aphrodite Rutledge (2012) 50
asklepieia,written evidence for incubation Renberg (2017) 204
asklepios Renberg (2017) 204
augustus,conquest of egypt Rutledge (2012) 50
augustus,moderation of Rutledge (2012) 50
augustus,takes the treasures of the ptolemies Rutledge (2012) 50
augustus Rutledge (2012) 50
boeotia Rutledge (2012) 50
britain Rutledge (2012) 50
caligula,appropriates alexander the greats breastplate Rutledge (2012) 50
cos Rutledge (2012) 50
dacia Rutledge (2012) 50
dreams (general),prescriptive dreams and medical knowledge Renberg (2017) 204
epic-aeolic Stephens and Winkler (1995) 171
farnese cup Rutledge (2012) 50
halikarnassos Stephens and Winkler (1995) 171
heius,c. Rutledge (2012) 50
herodotos Stephens and Winkler (1995) 171
hippocrates,and inscribed cures at kos asklepieion Renberg (2017) 204
house,access to Rutledge (2012) 50
hygieia,at kos asklepieion Renberg (2017) 204
impietas against Rutledge (2012) 50
knidos Stephens and Winkler (1995) 171
kos Stephens and Winkler (1995) 171
kos asklepieion,antiochos iii epigram recording cure Renberg (2017) 204
kos asklepieion,associated with hippocrates and hippocratic school Renberg (2017) 204
kos asklepieion,inscribed records of cures Renberg (2017) 204
kos asklepieion,leges sacrae possibly pertaining to incubation Renberg (2017) 204
kos asklepieion,literary evidence for incubation Renberg (2017) 204
kos asklepieion,problem of where incubation practiced Renberg (2017) 204
kos asklepieion Renberg (2017) 204
lakter Stephens and Winkler (1995) 171
lucretius gallus,c. Rutledge (2012) 50
mummius achaicus,l. Rutledge (2012) 50
myron Rutledge (2012) 50
nicias Rutledge (2012) 50
paradoxography Lightfoot (2021) 86
philitas of cos Lightfoot (2021) 86
polyclitus Rutledge (2012) 50
praxiteles Rutledge (2012) 50
ptolemids Rutledge (2012) 50
rhodes Stephens and Winkler (1995) 171
rome,temple of divus augustus,victoria in Rutledge (2012) 50
sicily Rutledge (2012) 50
strabo Stephens and Winkler (1995) 171
syracuse Rutledge (2012) 50
tenos Stephens and Winkler (1995) 171
tiberius,his self-imposed exile on rhodes Rutledge (2012) 50
trikka asklepieion' Renberg (2017) 204
tullius cicero,m. Rutledge (2012) 50
verres,c.,cicero prosecutes Rutledge (2012) 50
verres,c.,looting of sicily Rutledge (2012) 50
vesta,parian statue of Rutledge (2012) 50