Brill’s New Pauly

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(Πτώιον/Ptṓion, Πτῷον/Ptôion, Πτῶν/Ptôn). Mountain range in north-eastern Boeotia, stretching east of Lake Copais to the Gulf of Euboea (cf. Boeotia, map), height in the east reaching 781 m (Petalás), in the west the main massif at 725 m (Hagia Pelagia). Below this to the west, at the crossing of important pass roads by the powerful spring of Perdikovrysi near Acraephia, was the sanctuary of Apollo Ptoios, whose oracle was said never to lie (Paus. 9,23,7). Ptous was the name of a local Greek hero who was displaced from the site by Apollo, receiving a sanctuary approx.…

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Fell, Martin (Münster), “Ptoum”, 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 22 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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