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" island comprising mostly mountains in the northern portions and along the shore, and encompassing a great plain of an oblong shape in the south extending in one direction three thousand stadia [about 555 km2], but across the center inland it was two thousand stadia [about 370 km2]. Fifty stadia [about 9 km] from the coast was a mountain that was low on all sides...broke it off all round about... the central island itself was five stades in diameter [about 0.92 km].”


Plato , 360 B.C.

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