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(Θρύον; Thrýon). Township on the lower Alpheius [1] mentioned in Homer (Il. 2,592; 11,711f., under the name Thryoessa). Location not known for certain. In Antiquity identified with Epitalium on the southern bank of the Alpheius (Str. 8,3,23-25), but it may also have been situated on its northern bank [1].


1 F. Bölte, Ein pylisches Epos, in: RhM 83, 1934, 324 f.; 327 f.

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Goldhahn, Tobias, “Thryon”, 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 10 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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