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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
John RobertsJohn Roberts

an important polis on the large Aegean island of the same name (476 sq. km./184 sq. mi.), 1.8 km. (1 mi.) from Asia Minor. Though west and central Samos are each dominated by a mountain, Samos has arable slopes and coastal plains, and was considered fertile. Wheat was grown in its territory in Asia Minor. Exports included oil and Samian earth (a clay used in fulling); Samian transport ... ...

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