(Πελεθρόνιον; Pelethrónion). Valley or region on the western slopes of the peak of Pelium in Thessalia, where Chiron is supposed to have grown up and where the herb chironion or centaurion, used for healing snake bites, grew. Hence poetically the epithet 'Pelethronian' is used for Chiron, but also generally for 'Thessalian'. Documentation: Nic. Ther. 438ff.; 505; Strab. 7,3,6; Verg. G. 3,115.
F. Stählin, Das hellenische Thessalien, 1924, 43f.
Id., s.v. Pelethronion, RE 19, 269f.
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Kramolisch, Herwig (Eppelheim) and
Meyer, Ernst (Zürich),
Brill’s New Pauly
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