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Pythium
(243 words)

(Πύθιον/Pýthion).

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[1] Term for Attic sanctuaries to Apollo

A term rarely used in modern archaeology but common in Antiquity for various Athenian and Attic sanctuaries to Apollo: 1. in southeast Athens on the right bank of the Ilissus (inscriptions, tripod bases extant); 2. cave sanctuary in the cliff on the northwest side of the Acropolis (numerous finds; however, often denoted in ancient literature with the cult name of Apóllōn Hypakraîos); 3.…

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Höcker, Christoph (Kissing) and Kramolisch, Herwig (Eppelheim), “Pythium”, 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 15 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1016160>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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