Chryse Island

Chryse Island

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Chryse was a small island in the Aegean Sea mentioned by Sophocles and Pausanias. The island's main feature was said to be its temple to Apollo, and its patron deity a goddess named Chryse. The Greek archer Philoctetes stopped here on his way to Troy and was fatally bitten by a viper. Lucullus captured three men here in an ambush during the Third Mithridatic War. The island seems to have disappeared by the 2nd century AD; it is mentioned by Appian. The Description of Greece says: The following incident proves the might of Fortune to be greater and more marvellous than is shown by the disasters and prosperity of cities. No long sail from Lemnos was once an island Chryse, where, it is said, Philoctetes met with his accident from the water-snake. But the waves utterly overwhelmed it, and Chryse sank and disappeared in the depths... So temporary and utterly weak are the fortunes of men. -Pausanias, Description of Greece 8.33.4.
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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135763377
  • 9786135763379