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THE PERIPLUS OF THE ERYTHRAEAN SEA

AfterPtolemaisoftheBuntings,atadistanceofabout 3000stadcs,thereisthecustomaryn1artofAdouli,lying inadeepbaythatrunssouthwards;infrontofitisan islandcalledOt-cine,whichisabout200stadesoutinthe seafromtheinmostpartofthebay.lyingalongthe mainlandonbothsides,whereshipsenteringanchoron accountofattacksfron1themainland.Foratonetime theyusedtoanchorrightinsidethebayattheislandcalled OfDidorosalongthemainlandwheretherewasa crossingonfoot,bymeansofwhichtheBarbaroiliving thereattackedtheisland.AndoppositeOreineonthe tnainland,twentystadesfromthesea,isAdouli,avillage ofmoderatesize,fron1whichtoKoloe,aninlandcityand thefirstivory1narket,itisajourneyofthreedays;and fromthis,anotherfivedaystothemetropoliscalledthe Axomite,1towhichisbroughtalltheivoryfrombeyond theNilethroughthedistrictcalledKueneion,andthence toAdouli.Forthewholequantityofelephantand rhinoceroswhichiskilledgrazesintheinterior,though occasionallytheyareseenbythesearoundaboutAdouli. Outtoseabeyondthismart,ontheright,lieseveralsmall

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whosaileastwardsalongthesan1ecoastfindtheother Barbarictnartscalled'Thosebeyond(thestraits)',lying oneafteranother;thesehaveharbourswithanchorages androadsteads(whichcanbeused)atsuitabletin1es.The firstisthatcalledAualitcs,nearwhichistheshortestAualites crossingfrotnArabiatotheotherside.1Atthisplaceisthe smalln1artofAualitcs,reachedbyrafts2andstnallboats. Thereareitnportedhere:

VariouskindsofglasswarevaAijA~.8ta. UnripeolivesfronlDiopolisxvAoS'op.cf>aKOS'. MiscellaneousdressedBarbaricclothingip.O:na

Fron1hereareexported,sotnetitnesbytheBarbaroi (themselves)onraftstoOkclisandMouza:

Spicesdpwp.a-ra. Alittleivory€A€c/JaS'. TortoiseshellXEAwVYJ. Averylittletnyrrh,ap.vpva,butbetterthantheother.