Cape St. George (Greece)

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It is celebrated in Greek mythology as the spot where Peleus laid in wait for Thetis, and from whence he carried off the goddess,[1] and in history as the scene of the great shipwreck of the fleet of Xerxes I just before the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC; it is cited by many ancient authors.[2][3][4][5][6][7] Some other ships of Xerxes' fleet crashed near Meliboea.[8]


  1. Eur. Andr. 1266
  2. Herodotus. Histories. 7.113, 188.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Strabo. Geographica. ix. p.443.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  4. Apollonius of Rhodes. Argonautica. 1.580.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Ptolemy. The Geography. 3.13.16.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Pliny. Naturalis Historia. 4.9.16.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Pomponius Mela. De situ orbis. 2.3.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Herodotus. Histories. 7.188.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Sepias". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>