Brill’s New Pauly

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(Λέρνη; Lérnē, modern Myli). Settlement 40 stadia (c. 7 km) south of Argus with a sacred grove, bordered by the rivers Pontinos in the north and Amymone in the south, with about a dozen rich springs, which are personified in the legend of the Lernaean Hydra [1]. The lake to the west of the Argive Plain (the ‘Halcyonian Pool’, which was considered to be bottomless and the entrance to Underworld) has existed since the Neolithic; it expanded in the Hellenistic and Roman…

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Lafond, Yves (Bochum), “Lerna”, 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 20 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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