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Hercyna
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[German version]

(Ἕρκυνα; Hérkyna). River in Boeotia, whose powerful, in part lukewarm springs originate in  Lebadea at the mouth of a rock canyon (cave sanctuary and temple) and were closely connected to the cult of the neighbouring oracle of  Trophonius. References: Paus. 9,39,2-8; Plin. HN 31,15; Plut. Mor. 771f; Philostr. VA 8,19.

Bibliography

F. Bölte, s.v. H., RE 8, 690f.

H. G. Lolling, Reisenotizen aus Griechenland (1876 und 1877), 1989, 609-614

N. D. Papachatzis, Παυσανίου Ἑλλάδος Περιήγησις 5, 21981, 244-250

Philippson/Kirsten 1, 445-448.

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Funke, Peter (Münster), “Hercyna”, 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 14 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e509850>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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