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Cyllene
(244 words)

(Κυλλήνη; Kyllénḗ).

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[1] Mountain range in Arcadia

The northernmost mountain range in Arcadia in the border area stretching to Achaea, the second highest (Ziria, 2,374 m) of the Peloponnese, a limestone ridge that ends on all sides with the surrounding chain of mountains. The ancient authors considered C. to be the highest mountain range in the Peloponnese (Str. 8,8,1; Paus. 8,17,1). C. was sacred to  Hermes Cyllenius. He is said to have been born here in a cave and to have accompli…

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Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart), Meyer, Ernst (Zürich) and Lafond, Yves (Bochum), “Cyllene”, 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 18 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e625820>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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