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The most powerful of the Aeolian cities (see aeolis) on the seaboard of Asia Minor, occupying a naturally strong harbour site. It was dominated successively by the Persians, the Athenians (to whose empire it belonged; see delian league), the Seleucids, the Attalids of Pergamum, and the Romans. Hesiod's father came from Cyme to Boeotia, and its most distinguished citizen was the historian Ephorus.

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