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Gerania

(283 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[German version] (Γεράνεια; Geráneia). Mountain range formed primarily by lime and dolomites of the Trias and the Lower Jura as well as (in the west) by ophiolites (serpentinites), reaching across today's Nomos boundary between Attica and Corinth. In the west, it flattens out in Akron Melankavi (and Akron Heraion) into the Gulf of Corinth; in the east, it drops off steeply to the Gulf of Megara (part of the Saronic Gulf), forming the Scironian Cliffs. In Makriplagi, at the border between Attica and…

Minthe

(61 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[German version] [1] Mountain range in Triphylia (Μίνθη; Mínthē). Mountain range in Triphylia, 1344 m high, composed of chalk, modern Alivaina. Traces of a sacrificial site on its peak; Str. 8,3,14 mentions sanctuaries of Hades and Demeter on the slopes. Cf. Ptol. 3,14,35. Lienau, Cay (Münster) Bibliography E. Meyer, s.v. M., RE 15, 1934. [German version] [2] see Mint see Mint

Sciritis

(115 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[German version] (Σκιρῖτις; Skirîtis). Northern border region of Laconia (Thuc. 5,33,2) between the eastern Arcadian and Spartan basins, in the north about 13 km wide and in the south about 4 km, a slate region of the northwestern slopes of the northern Parnon mountains without any larger settlements. It was originally counted as part of Arcadia (Steph. Byz. s. v. Σκίρος). In the 5th cent. BC the Sciritae had the status of Spartan períoikoi . In 369 BC it was annexed to Megale polis (Xen. Hell. 6,5,24 ff.; 7,4,21; Diod. Sic. 15,64,3 ff.; Syll.3 665,31 f. from 164 BC). Lienau, Cay (Münst…

Ophis

(63 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[German version] (Ὄφις/ Óphis). River on the plain of Mantinea that originally flowed through the city; when the city was reestablished in 370 BC it was diverted to flow around it (Paus. 8,8,4; 7; Xen. Hell. 5,2,4f.; Diod. Sic. 15,12,1) and into the Katavothras at the western edge of the plain. Lienau, Cay (Münster) Bibliography E. Meyer, s.v. O. (1), RE 18, 649.

Mathia

(26 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[German version] (Μαθία). Chain of mountains above Corone in Messenia (Paus. 4,34,4), modern Likodimo. Lienau, Cay (Münster) Bibliography F. Bölte, s.v. M., RE 14, 2195.

Parthenias

(41 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[German version] (Παρθενίας/ Parthenías). Right-bank tributary of the Alpheius [1], rising from the lower slopes of the Foloi, debouching east of Olympia; the present-day Bakireïko. Sources: Str. 8,3,32; Paus. 6,21,7. Lienau, Cay (Münster) Bibliography E. Meyer, s.v. P., RE 18.4, 1886.

Oligyrtus

(64 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[German version] (Ὀλίγυρτος; Olígyrtos). Mountain range in north-eastern Arcadia (Pol. 4,11,5; 70,1; Plut. Cleomenes 26,3), whose highest mountain is Skipiza (1934 m); it is the meeting-point of the borders of Argolid, Corinthus and Arcadia. Important crossings from the plateau of Orchomenus [3] and Caphyae to Stymphalus and Phlius. Lienau, Cay (Münster) Bibliography E. Meyer, s.v. Oligyrtos, RE 17, 2477-2479  Id., Peloponnesische Wanderungen, 1939, 276f.

Aroania ore

(41 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[German version] (Ἀροάνια ὄρη; Aroánia órē). Massif (highest peak: Helmos, 2341 m) in northern  Arcadia between Erymathus and Cyllene; for the role of Aroania ore in the legend of the Protides, see  Proetus (Paus. 8,18,7). Lienau, Cay (Münster)

Parnon

(149 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[German version] (ὁ Πάρνων; ho Párnō n), modern term for the entire chain of mountains east of Laconice, which runs from the high plain of Tegea in the P. Peninsula and tapers out far to the south at Cape Malea [1]. P. is attested only once in Antiquity, and only in its northernmost part, the modern Malevo (1935 m elevation), and its northern continuation, over which the road from Argos to Tegea led, with the border region between Arcadia, Argos and Sparta (Paus. 2,38,7). The entire southern continuat…

Arachnaeum

(80 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[German version] (Ἀραχναῖον; Arachmaîon). Bleak range of limestone mountains, running east to west between the plain of  Argos [II 1] and  Epidaurus; highest peak nowadays called Profitis Elias (1199 m), with altars to  Zeus and  Hera (Paus. 2,25,10). Named in Aesch. Ag. 309 as the site of the last beacon for the signals from Troy. Other names for A. (literally ‘spider mountains’) in Paus. loc. cit. (Sapyselaton) and Hsch. s. v. Hysselinon. Lienau, Cay (Münster) Bibliography Philippson/Kirsten 3, 1, 1959,97 f.

Lusius [I]

(56 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[German version] (Λούσιος; Loúsios). This northern tributary of the Alpheius [1], whose source is associated with the legend of the birth of Zeus, rises near Dimitsana. According to Paus. 8,28,2f., in its lower reaches it was called Gortynius; cf. Pol. 16,17,7. Modern Dimitsana. Lienau, Cay (Münster) Bibliography F. Bölte, s.v. L., RE 13, 1867.

Menius

(58 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[German version] (Μήνιος; Mḗnios). A small tributary of the Peneius in the territory of the city of Elis, which Hercules was said to have diverted in order to clean the stables of Augias. It cannot be identified with certainty as a tributary of the modern Revmata. Attested in Paus. 5,1,10; 6,26,1; Theoc. 25,15. Lienau, Cay (Münster)

Minthe

(56 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[English version] [1] Gebirge in Triphylia (Μίνθη). Gebirge in Triphylia, 1344 m hoch, aus Kalken aufgebaut, h. Alivaina. Spuren einer Opferstätte auf dem Gipfel; Strab. 8,3,14 erwähnt Heiligtümer von Hades und Demeter an den Abhängen. Vgl. Ptol. 3,14,35. Lienau, Cay (Münster) Bibliography E. Meyer, s.v. M., RE 15, 1934. [English version] [2] s. Minze s. Minze

Oligyrtos

(59 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[English version] (Ὀλίγυρτος). Gebirge in NO-Arkadia (Pol. 4,11,5; 70,1; Plut. Kleomenes 26,3), dessen höchster Berg Skipiza (1934 m); auf ihm treffen die Grenzen von Argolis, Korinthos und Arkadia zusammen. Wichtige Übergänge aus der Hochebene von Orchomenos [3] und Kaphyai nach Stymphalos und Phleius. Lienau, Cay (Münster) Bibliography E. Meyer, s.v. O., RE 17, 2477-2479  Ders., Peloponnesische Wanderungen, 1939, 276f.

Arachnaion

(73 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[English version] (Ἀραχναῖον). Kahler, ost-westl. streichender, aus Kalken aufgebauter Gebirgszug zw. der Ebene von Argos [II 1] und Epidauros; höchster Gipfel h. Profitis Elias (1199 m), mit Altären des Zeus und der Hera (Paus. 2,25,10). Von Aischyl. Ag. 309 als Standort des letzten Feuersignals von Troia her genannt. Andere Namen für A. (wörtl. “Spinnengebirge”) bei Paus. l.c. (Sapyselaton) und Hesych. s. v. Hysselinon. Lienau, Cay (Münster) Bibliography Philippson /Kirsten 3, 1, 1959,97 f.

Aroania ore

(30 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[English version] (Ἀροάνια ὄρη). Gebirgsstock (höchster Gipfel Helmos, 2341 m) in Nord- Arkadia zw. Erymathos und Kyllene; zu A. im Proitidenmythos Proitos (Paus. 8,18,7). Lienau, Cay (Münster)

Menios

(42 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[English version] (Μήνιος). Kleiner Nebenfluß des Peneios im Stadtgebiet von Elis, den Herakles zur Reinigung der Ställe des Augeias abgeleitet haben soll; nicht sicher mit einem der h. Revmata zu identifizieren. Belegstellen: Paus. 5,1,10; 6,26,1; Theokr. 25,15. Lienau, Cay (Münster)

Lusios

(49 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[English version] (Λούσιος). Bei Dimitsana entspringt dieser nördl. Nebenfluß des Alpheios [1], an dessen Quelle sich die Legende von der Geburt des Zeus knüpfte. Er hieß nach Paus. 8,28,2f. im Unterlauf Gortynios; vgl. Pol. 16,17,7. Heute Dimitsana. Lienau, Cay (Münster) Bibliography F. Bölte, s.v. L., RE 13, 1867.

Parthenias

(37 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[English version] (Παρθενίας). Rechter Nebenfluß des Alpheios [1], entspringt an den Ausläufern der Foloi, mündet östl. von Olympia; h. Bakireïko. Belege: Strab. 8,3,32; Paus. 6,21,7. Lienau, Cay (Münster) Bibliography E. Meyer, s.v. P., RE 18.4, 1886.

Geraneia

(263 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[English version] (Γεράνεια). V.a. aus Kalken und Dolomiten der Trias und des Unteren Jura sowie (im Westen) Ophioliten (Serpentiniten) aufgebautes Gebirge, das - über die h. Nomosgrenze zw. Attika und Korinth hinwegreichend - im Westen im Akron Melankavi (auch Akron Heraion) im Golf von Korinth ausstreicht, im Osten steil zum Golf von Megara (Teil des Saronischen Golfes), die Skironischen Klippen bildend, abfällt. Im Makriplagi an der Grenze zw. Attika und Korinth erreicht es eine H von 1351 m. I…

Mathia

(25 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[English version] (Μαθία). Bergzug oberhalb von Korone in Messenia (Paus. 4,34,4); h. Likodimo. Lienau, Cay (Münster) Bibliography F. Bölte, s.v. M., RE 14, 2195.

Parnon

(135 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[English version] (ὁ Πάρνων), h. Bezeichnung für die gesamte Gebirgskette östl. der Lakonike, die von der Hochebene von Tegea in der P.-Halbinsel weit nach Süden bis Kap Malea [1] ausläuft. Aus der Ant. ist P. nur einmal überl., und zwar nur für den nördlichsten Teil, h. Malevo (1935 m H) und seine nördl. Fortsetzung, über die der Weg von Argos nach Tegea führte, mit dem Grenzbereich zw. Arkadia, Argos und Sparta (Paus. 2,38,7). Die ganze südl. Fortsetzung hieß in der Ant. wohl Malea [1] (Anth. Pa…

Ophis

(53 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[English version] (Ὄφις). Fluß in der Ebene von Mantineia, der urspr. durch die Stadt floß, bei ihrer Neugründung 370 v.Chr. um Mantineia herumgeleitet wurde (Paus. 8,8,4; 7; Xen. hell. 5,2,4f.; Diod. 15,12,1) und am Westrand der Ebene in Katavothren mündete. Lienau, Cay (Münster) Bibliography E. Meyer, s.v. O. (1), RE 18, 649.

Eurotas

(200 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[German version] (Εὐρώτας; Eyrṓtas, ‘the abundantly-flowing’). The 82 km-long river (mythological derivation from king E. in Paus. 3,1,1f.) rises with its source-streams on the flat valley-watershed of the Alpheius between Mt. Parnon and Mt. Taygetus on the Asea plain, and in the north-western foothills of the Arcadian Mt. Parnon (the presumption of subterranean links in the region of its source between the E. and Lake Taka, made in Paus. 8,44,4, is improbable), and, following a tectonic depression (‘the E. trough’), enters the 18 km-long and c. 10 km-wide Laconian basin north o…

Nomia

(131 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Lienau, Cay (Münster)
(Νομία/ Nomía). [German version] [1] Nymph, with the same name as the Arcadian mountain range Nymph; eponym of the mountain range in Arcadia, N. [3] (Paus. 8,38,11). Depicted by Polygnotus in Delphi, together with Callisto and Pero (Paus. 10,31,10). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [2] Sicilian nymph Sicilian nymph, who transforms Daphnis [1] into a stone, when he spurns her (Ov. Met. 4,277; Serv. Verg. Ecl. 8,68). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [3] Mountain range in the south-western Peloponnese A 1389 m high mountain range in the south-western Peloponnese, to t…

Larisus

(42 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster) | Meyer, Ernst (Zürich)
[German version] (Λάρισος; Lárisos). Border river between Elis [1] and Achaea ( Achaeans), modern Mana (also Riolitiko), which rises in the north-western foothills of the Skollis (Str. 8,7,5; Paus. 6,26,10; 7,17,5; 9,5,19; Liv. 27,31,11). Lienau, Cay (Münster) Meyer, Ernst (Zürich)

Pholoe

(140 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[German version] (Φολόη/ Pholóē). The monotonous conglomerate surface, some 11 km long and 8 km wide  to the north of the middle reaches of the Alpheius [1], up to 798 m high in the north, 640 m in the south, to the east with a steep edge merging with the Erymanthus [2] mountains, to the west with lowish ranges of marl hills (Strab. 8,3,1; 3,5; 3,32; 8,3; Paus. 6,21,5; 8,24,4 ; Ptol. 3,14,35 ; Mela 2,43; Plin. HN 4,21), modern Pholoi Oros. P. is unsettled and poor in springs, today covered with oak…

Denthalii

(96 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[German version] (Δενθάλιοι; Denthálioi). Laconian border region near Messenia on the western slope of the northern Taygetus around the source of the Nedon, with a sanctuary of Artemis Limnatis, contested by Sparta and Messenia and finally granted to Messenia by Tiberius (Steph. Byz. s.v. D.; Tac. Ann. 4,43; Paus. 4,4,2; 31,3). Inscription: IG V 1 p. 260f. no. 1371-1378. Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) Lienau, Cay (Münster) Bibliography L. Roß, Reisen im Peloponnes, 1841, 1ff. F. Bölte, s.v. D., RE 3A, 1312, 67ff. N. Valmin, Études topographiques sur la Messénie ancienne, 19…

Arcadians, Arcadia

(879 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg)
(Ἀρκάδες, Ἀρκαδία; Arkádes, Arkadía). [German version] A. Geography Central inland mountainous region of the  Peloponnese with a mean height of 500 m above sea level. The borders of ancient A. are not identical with those of the modern nomos Arkadia with its chief place of Tripolis (founded in the 14th cent. AD, Turkish name: Tripolitsa). To the north, A. extended to the massifs of  Cyllene (Ziria, 2376 m), Oroania (Chelmos, 2355 m), and  Erymanthus (Olonos, 2224 m); in the south-west, the sanctuary of …

Oenus

(113 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster) | Lafond, Yves (Bochum)
(Οἰνοῦς/ Oinoûs). [German version] [1] Left-hand tributary of the Eurotas in Laconia Left-hand tributary of the Eurotas in Laconia, again called Inous today (previously Kelefina; cf. Pol. 2,65,7ff.; 66,7; Liv. 34,28,1). Lienau, Cay (Münster) Bibliography F. Bölte, s.v. O. (1), RE 17, 2280f. [German version] [2] Spartan perioikoi community Spartan community of períoikoi of unknown location; mentioned by Alcm. fr. 92d because of its wine (also Ath. 1,31cd; Steph. Byz. s.v. Οἰνοῦς); decree of proxenia by Argos for a οινόντιος [1]. Lafond, Yves (Bochum) Bibliography 1 P. Charneux, I…

Artemisium

(188 words)

Author(s): Kalcyk, Hansjörg (Petershausen) | Lienau, Cay (Münster)
(Ἀρτεμίσιον; Artemísion). [German version] [1] Coastal strip of Euboia facing Magnesia A. was probably the ancient name for the entire coastal strip of  Euboea facing the  Magnesia peninsula (Plin. HN 4,64). Close to the modern village of Artemision, above the bay of Pevki, are the remains of a small temple of Artemis ‘facing towards the east’ (Proseoa), which as an amphictyonic sanctuary also formed the cultural centre of the region around  Histiaea. The famous bronze statue of Poseidon (nowadays in the N…

Oneum

(169 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster) | Sauer, Vera (Stuttgart)
(Ὄνειον/ Óneion, Ὄνεια ὄρη/ Óneia órē). [German version] [1] Limestone ridge in the southern part of the Isthmus of Corinth A strategically significant limestone ridge in the southern part of the Isthmus of Corinth, measuring c. 8 km in length and up to 584 m in height (Thuc. 4,44,4; Xen. Hell. 6,5,51ff.; 7,1,15; 41; 2,5; Pol. 2,52,5; Plut. Cleomenes 20,1; Polyaenus Strat. 2,3; 3,9), today again called O. Lienau, Cay (Münster) Bibliography Philippson/Kirsten 3, 82  E. Meyer, s.v. O. (1), RE 18, 438-440. [German version] [2] Mountainous region between Geraneia and Cithaeron Megarian m…

Phea, Phia

(131 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[German version] (Φεά/ Pheá, Φαιά/ Phaiá, Φεαί/ Pheaí). Foothills and port on the coast of Elis [1] on the isthmus of the peninsula of Ichthys (modern Katakolo) (Hom. Od. 15,297; H. Hom. 1,427; Thuc. 2,25,3f.; 7,31,1; Pol. 4,9,9; Diod. Sic. 12,43,4; Xen. Hell. 3,2,30; Str. 8,3,12; 26f.; Paus. 5,18,6; Pol. 4,9,9; Plin. HN 4,13; 22) near modern Katakolo, harbour for Olympia. Traces of a settlement were found on the hill of Pontikokastro (acropolis) and under water in the Bay of Hagios Andreas as well as …

Lycaeum

(426 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster) | Meyer, Ernst (Zürich)
[German version] (Λύκαιον; Lýkaion). In the broad sense, the entire mountain mass consisting of various limestones west of the plateau of Megale Polis in Parrhasia (Paus. 8,2,1; 38,2ff.; 4,20,2; 8,41,3; Str. 8,3,22; Paus. 8,2,1; Thuc. 5,54,1). Polybius reckoned the L. to be among the largest mountain ranges of Greece (in Str. 4,6,12; ὤρεα μακρά in Theoc. 1,123). The L. mountain range in antiquity was rich in springs and forests; today it still has extensive fir forests (Paus. 8,38,3f.). It was fam…

Erymanthus

(168 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Lienau, Cay (Münster)
(Ἐρύμανθος; Erýmanthos). [German version] [1] Mountain ridge in the north west Pelopponese A mountain range extending up to 2,224 m in height and consisting of several chains stretching north-east to south-west; located in the north-western Peloponnese in the border area between  Elis and  Achaea, the earlier north-western mountain border of  Arcadia. Composed of layers of limestone, it drops away sharply for over 25 km in the north-west towards the flysch hills of Voundoukia; today also Olonos. The setting…

Manthurea

(75 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[German version] (Μανθ(ο)υρέα; Manthouréa/Manthyréa). The name given both to the south western part of the eastern Arcadian plain near Tegea and to a deme of Tegea (Μανθυρεῖς; Manthureîs). In M. there was originally a cult of Athena Hippia which Tegea adopted at the time of Augustus along with the cult image. Evidence: Paus. 8,44,7; 45,1; 47,1; Steph. Byz. s.v. Μ. Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) Lienau, Cay (Münster) Bibliography F. Bölte, s.v. M., RE 14, 1255f.

Lampeia

(50 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster) | Meyer, Ernst (Zürich)
[German version] (Λάμπεια). Mountain range, up to 1,793 m high, south of the Erymanthus mountain range, in the north-east of the nomos Elis [1], modern Lambia (Apoll. Rhod. 1,127; Diod. Sic. 4,112,1; Str. 8,3,10; Paus. 8,24,4; Plin. HN 4,20; Stat. Theb. 4,290). Lienau, Cay (Münster) Meyer, Ernst (Zürich)

Parthenium

(65 words)

Author(s): Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[German version] (Παρθένιον/ Parthénion). The lowest part of the Argive-Arcadian border range (elevation up to 1215 m at Hagios Elias) with important roads connecting the Argolid and Arcadia (Arcadians), at elevations from 753 to 900 m, still called Partheni today. Sources: Hdt. 6,105,1ff. [1. 472f.]; Paus. 8,6,4; 54,6f. Lafond, Yves (Bochum) Lienau, Cay (Münster) Bibliography 1 Jost. Pritchett 3, 1980, 81-95; 4, 1982, 80-87; 6, 1989, 107-111  Müller, 820.

Maenalum

(242 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster) | Meyer, Ernst (Zürich)
[German version] (Μαίναλον, Μαίναλος, Μαινάλιον; Maínalon, Maínalos, Mainálion). Limestone mountain range about 30 km long between the eastern Arcadian plain and the Helisson valley, up to 1981 m high, with extended fir woods; in modern times without a standardized name; modern Tripolis is at its southern foot. Sacred to Pan, who was called ‘Maenalian’ after it; in poets often in the genitive, hence it also means ‘Arcadian’. The mountains also appear as the hunting grounds of Atalante and Artemis. M. i…

Issorium

(48 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[German version] (Ἰσσώριον; Issṓrion). Hill on the northern city border of Sparta, with a sanctuary to Artemis Issoria (Plut. Agesilaus 32,3; Polyaenus, Strat. 2,1,14; Nep. Agesilaus 6,2), possibly the heights known today as Klaraki. Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) Lienau, Cay (Münster) Bibliography F. Bölte, s.v. Sparta, RE 3A, 1350ff.

Pholoe

(117 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
[English version] (Φολόη). Die eintönige, etwa 11 km lange und 8 km breite Konglomeratfläche nördl. des mittleren Alpheios [1], im Norden bis 798 m, im Süden 640 m hoch, gegen Osten mit Steilrand zum Erymanthos [2], nach Westen sich in niedrigeren Höhenzügen aus Mergel auflösend (Strab. 8,3,1; 3,5; 3,32; 8,3; Paus. 6,21,5; 8,24,4 ; Ptol. 3,14,35 ; Mela 2,43; Plin. nat. 4,21), h. Pholoi Oros. Die Ph. ist siedlungsleer und quellenarm, h. von Eichenwald und Ackerflächen bedeckt. Als Jagdgebiet für Gr…

Hira

(70 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[German version] (Ἱρή/ Hirḗ, Ἰρή/ Irḗ, Εἶρα/ Eîra). Mountain stronghold in the inaccessible ravined area in the south of the upper Neda on the northern border of Messenia, possibly on the 864 m high Hagios Athanasios near Kakaletri (traces of ancient fortifications).  Aristomenes [1] led the battle against the Spartans from here in 500-490/489 BC (Third Messenian War). Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) Lienau, Cay (Münster) Bibliography Philippson/Kirsten 3,2, 357 F. Kiechle, Messenische Studien, 1959, 86ff.

Neda

(169 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[German version] (Νέδα; Néda). A river in the western Peloponnese which in historical times formed the border between Triphylia (later Elis) and Messana [2]. Although its main source is close to Hagios Sostis, it actually rises on Mt. Lycaeum, then, after a distance of 37 km, it flows into the Gulf of  Cyparissia. The N. is a raging torrent with many waterfalls which rushes through a narrow, rugged, for the most part, inaccessible valley. The fortress of Hira was situated in the mountainous region …

Heraeum

(88 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[German version] (Ἥραιον; Hḗraion). The outermost cape (today Cape Melangavi) of the peninsula that is formed by the foothills of the Geraneia opposite Corinth with a settlement, fort and sanctuary of Hera Akraia and Limenia (rich finds from the 9th cent. BC onwards) on a small bay on the south side of the cape (Xen. Hell. 4,5,5ff.; Xen. Ages. 2,18f.; Str. 8,6,22; Plut. Cleomenes 20,3; Liv. 32,23,10). Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) Lienau, Cay (Münster) Bibliography H. Payne et al. (ed.), The Sanctuaries of Hera Akraia and Limenia, 2 vols., 1940/1962.

Hira

(66 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
[English version] (Ἱρή, Ἰρή, Εἶρα). Bergfeste in dem unzugänglichen, schluchtenreichen Gebiet im Süden der oberen Neda am Nordrand von Messenia, evtl. auf dem 864 m hohen Hagios Athanasios bei Kakaletri (Spuren ant. Befestigung). Von hier aus leitete Aristomenes [1] 500-490/489 v.Chr. den Kampf gegen die Spartaner (sog. 3. Messen. Krieg). Lienau, Cay (Münster) Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) Bibliography Philippson/Kirsten 3,2, 357  F. Kiechle, Messen. Studien, 1959, 86ff.

Neda

(133 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
[English version] (Νέδα). Fluß im Westen der Peloponnesos, der in histor. Zeit die Grenze zw. Triphylia (später Elis) und Messana [2] bildete. Er entspringt am Lykaion, hat seine Hauptquelle bei Hagios Sostis, mündet nach 37 km in den Golf von Kyparissia. Die N. ist ein reißender Gebirgsfluß mit vielen Wasserfällen in einem engen, wilden, großenteils unzugänglichen Tal. Im Gebirgsland der oberen Quellflüsse lag die Festung Hira, über dem rechten Ufer des Mittellaufes Phigaleia (Strab. 8,3,22; Paus…

Oneion

(147 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster) | Sauer, Vera (Stuttgart)
(Ὄνειον, Ὄνεια ὄρη). [English version] [1] Kalkrücken im Süden des Isthmos von Korinth Der ca. 8 km lange, bis 584 m hohe, strategisch bedeutsame Kalkrücken im Süden des Isthmos von Korinthos (Thuk. 4,44,4; Xen. hell. 6,5,51ff.; 7,1,15; 41; 2,5; Pol. 2,52,5; Plut. Kleomenes 20,1; Polyain. 2,3; 3,9), h. wieder O. Lienau, Cay (Münster) Bibliography Philippson/Kirsten 3, 82  E. Meyer, s.v. O. (1), RE 18, 438-440. [English version] [2] Bergland zw. Geraneia und Kithairon Das megarische Bergland zw. Geraneia und Kithairon (Strab. 8,6,21; 9,1,8), h. Pateras Oros. Darauf …

Issorion

(44 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
[English version] (Ἰσσώριον). Hügel an der nördl. Stadtgrenze von Sparta mit Heiligtum der Artemis Issoria (Plut. Agesilaos 32,3; Polyain. 2,1,14; Nep. Agesilaus 6,2), evtl. die h. Klaraki gen. Anhöhe. Lienau, Cay (Münster) Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) Bibliography F. Bölte, s.v. Sparta, RE 3A, 1350ff.

Lykaion

(365 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster) | Meyer, Ernst † (Zürich)
[English version] (Λύκαιον). Im weiteren Sinn die ganze aus verschiedenen Kalken bestehende Gebirgsmasse westl. der Hochebene von Megale polis in der Parrhasia (Paus. 8,2,1; 38,2ff.; 4,20,2; 8,41,3; Strab. 8,3,22; Paus. 8,2,1; Thuk. 5,54,1). Polybios zählte L. zu den größten Gebirgen Griechenlands (bei Strab. 4,6,12; ὤρεα μακρά bei Theokr. 1,123). Das L.-Gebirge war im Alt. reich an Quellen und Wäldern; es hat noch h. ausgedehnte Tannenwälder (Paus. 8,38,3f.). Berühmt war es durch altertümliche Ku…

Lampeia

(42 words)

Author(s): Meyer, Ernst † (Zürich) | Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[English version] (Λάμπεια). Bis 1793 m hohes Gebirge südl. der Erymanthos-Gebirgsplatte im NO des Nomos Elis [1], h. Lambia (Apoll. Rhod. 1,127; Diod. 4,112,1; Strab. 8,3,10; Paus. 8,24,4; Plin. nat. 4,20; Stat. Theb. 4,290). Meyer, Ernst † (Zürich) Lienau, Cay (Münster)
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