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City on the eastern coaast of the island of Rhodes
Lindus was one of six cities of Dorian origin in Caria that had gathered in a confederacy having its common sanctuary, a temple to Apollo, on the promontory on which Cnidus was located, named the Triopion. Together they formed what used to be called the Hexapolis (in Greek, "the six cities") until Halicarnassus was excluded and they became the Pentapolis (in Greek, "the five cities" : see Herodotus' Histories, I, 144).
Lindus was the birthplace of Cleobulus, one of the Seven Sages listed by Diogenes Lærtius (Lives, I, 13) and by Plato at Protagoras, 343a, who lived toward the end of the VIIth century B. C. (see his life in Diogenes Lærtius' Lives, I, 89-93).