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Of Thasos, companion of Nearchus, subsequently (324 bc) explored Bahrain and the Arabian coast. His Circumnavigation of India (Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 711) was exploited by Eratosthenes, and Theophrastus drew on its vivid description of the flora of Bahrain.


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