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Stymphalus
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Achaeans, Achaea | Arcadians, Arcadia

(Στύμφαλος/Stýmphalos, Στύμφηλος/Stýmphēlos). City in northeastern Arcadia on the northern edge of a karst basin (590 m elevation) with no outlet, the majority of which is occupied by a swampy lake occasionally dried out by infiltration into the soil. Communication routes led to Pheneus in the west, Phlius in the east and Alea [3] and Orchomenus [3] in the south; in the north, the Cyllene [1] mountains formed a b…

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Tausend, Sabine, “Stymphalus”, 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 13 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1124700>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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