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Acanthus

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A titular see of Macedonia, on the Strymonic Gulf, now known as Erisso. Its inhabitants were praised by Xerxes for their zeal in his cause (Herodotus VII, cxxv). There were still extant earlier in the nineteenth century the ruins of a large curving mole built far into the sea.

SMITH, Dict. of Greek and Roman Geogr. (London, 1887) I, 8; LEAKE, Travels in Northern Greece (London, 1835), III, 147.

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Obstat, Nihil. Lafort, Remy, Censor. Entry for 'Acanthus'. The Catholic Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tce/a/acanthus.html. Robert Appleton Company. New York. 1914.

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