Selected translations of the Odyssey
Translation from Homer James Diggle
The headlands of Phorcys Bay (13.95100)
Selected translations from Strabo James Diggle
(i) In §15 Strabo says of Cephallenia:
Where the island is narrowest it forms a low isthmus, so that it [the island] is often submerged from sea to sea. Near the narrows, on the gulf, are Paleis and Cranioi.
(ii) His next words, in §16, are these:
Between Ithaca and Cephallenia is the small island Asteria, which is called Asteris by the poet. The Scepsian says that it does not remain such as the poet describes it, ‘with twin bays for mooring’. But Apollodorus says that it does remain so to this day, and he mentions a little town on it, Alalcomenai, situated on the isthmus itself.