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Alpheius
(550 words)

(Ἀλφειός; Alpheiós).

[German version]

[1] River in the Peloponnese

At 110 kms it is the longest river with the largest volume of water flow of the  Peloponnese, which, with its tributaries (especially the  Ladon,  Erymanthus,  Lousius) drains a large part of  Arcadia and  Elis. The eastern spring, called A. surfaces on the valley watershed near the Eurotas (483 m above sea level at Ambelakion; possibly some tapping of the water flow). The A. ha…

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Lienau, Cay (Münster), Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH) and Degani, Enzo (Bologna), “Alpheius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 24 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e116460>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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