Rhodes was created as the capital of a new federated (synoecized) state composed of the cities Lindus, Ialysus, and Camirus, on the island of the same name (Rhodes).
Bouchard, Elsa. "Foundation of Rhodes". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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