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Ithome
(290 words)

(Ἰθώμη; Ithṓmē).

[German version]

[1] Chalk mountain in Messenia

This chalk mountain (modern Vurkano), rising to 802 m and dominating the Messenian plain, together with Eua, its southern secondary summit (modern Hagios Vassilios), forms the natural acropolis for the entire region of Messenia, and its centre in legend and history. The lengthy siege of Mt. I. was the main topic of Myron of Priene's prose novel on the First Messeni…

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Lafond, Yves (Bochum) and Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart), “Ithome”, 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 05 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e529010>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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