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Ormenium, Orminium
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(Ὀρμένιον/Orménion, Ὀρμίνιον/Ormínion). According to the context in the Homeric catalogue of ships (Hom. Il. 2,734ff.), Orménion was the residence of Eurypylus [1] and was situated in western Thessaliotis, but it was already abandoned in historic times and has not been located up to the present day.

The historic township of Ormínion was in Magnesia [1] and, around 290 BC, it was incorporated into the newly established Demetrias [1], but it continued to exist as a kṓmē (Str. 9,5,15; 18: Ὀρμίνιον/Ormínion; Plin. HN 4,32). Despite the geographic difference to t…

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Kramolisch, Herwig (Eppelheim), “Ormenium, Orminium”, 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 28 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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