(Ἀραχναῖον; Arachmaîon). Bleak range of limestone mountains, running east to west between the plain of Argos [II 1] and Epidaurus; highest peak nowadays called Profitis Elias (1199 m), with altars to Zeus and Hera (Paus. 2,25,10). Named in Aesch. Ag. 309 as the site of the last beacon for the signals from Troy. Other names for A. (literally ‘spider mountains’) in Paus. loc. cit. (Sapyselaton) and Hsch. s. v. Hysselinon.
Philippson/Kirsten 3, 1, 1959,97 f.
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Lienau, Cay (Münster),
Brill’s New Pauly
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Consulted online on 26 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e131070>
First published online: 2006
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