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(Ἐφύρα; Ephýra).

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[1] City in Argos

City ‘in a corner of Argos’ (Hom. Il. 6,152); home of Sisyphus; later equated with Corinth. Sources: Str. 8,3,5; Paus. 2,1,1; 3,10.

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[2] Equated with Oinoe in Elis by Homeric commentators

Str. 8,3,5 mentions an otherwise unknown town on the Elean coast, by the name of  Oinoe; Homeric commentators equate it with the Homeric E. [1] (cf. also Steph. Byz. s.v. E.; Hsch. s.v. E).

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Lafond, Yves (Bochum), Bloch, René (Berne) and Strauch, Daniel (Berlin), “Ephyra”, 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 11 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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