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One of the Cyclades Islands, the closest from the shores of Attica,
about 15 miles southeast off the tip of Attica (area
Ceos was an Athenian colony founded by Athenian settlers (see Herodotus' Histories, VIII, 46 ; Thucydides' Histories, VII, 57).
The city of Iulis on this island was the birthplace of the lyric poets Simonides and Bacchylides and of the sophist Prodicus.