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(Θόρναξ; Thórnax).

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[1] Mountain in the west of Pron

Mountain in the west of Pron, the city mountain of Hermion(e) with an archaic period sanctuary to Zeus Kokkygios and a Hellenistic one to Apollo (Paus. 2,36,1 f.). Zeus is supposed to have married Hera as a cuckoo there.


N. Faraklas, Ancient Greek Cities 19, 1973, app. 2, 3.

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[2] Town near Sparta

Town near Sparta on the eastern bank of the Eurotas, possibly on the modern Kokkinorachi with finds…

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Tausend, Sabine, “Thornax”, 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 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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