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Pelethronium
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(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.

Bibliography

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), “Pelethronium”, 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 07 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e912450>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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