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ASSOPOS (Ancient city) LACONIA
The origin of the name Assopos has two interpretations. The first is that, it comes from the name of a hero who descended the area with the Heraklidis and the second from the stream, which crossed the plain. The most possible one is the second, since it is mentioned as the name of a lot of streams in Korinthia, Attika, Viotia and elsewhere. The etymology of the word (according the Homer dictionary of the professor Pandazidis) comes from Asis= ilis and Opsis something which explains why the ancient Greeks had made a God of Assopos, as the assistant of Asklipios, since the mud of a lot of streams is considered to have healing properties.
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