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Poeas

MELIVIA (Ancient city) THESSALIA
Perseus Encyclopedia

   Poeas, (Poias). King of the Malians at the foot of Mount Oeta. He set fire to the pyre of Heracles, in return for which the hero gave him his bow and his poisoned arrows. His son was Philoctetes, who is hence called Poeantius heros.

The inhabitants founded the cities:

Chone in Leucania, Italy

Apollodorus, in his work On Ships, in mentioning Philoctetes, says that, according to some, when Philoctetes arrived at the territory of Croton, he colonized the promontory Crimissa, and, in the interior above it, the city Chone, from which the Chonians of that district took their name

This extract is from: The Geography of Strabo (ed. H. L. Jones, 1924), Cambridge. Harvard University Press. Cited Nov 2002 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains comments & interesting hyperlinks.


Petelia in Calabria

Petelia, then, is regarded as the metropolis of the Chones, and has been rather populous down to the present day. It was founded by Philoctetes after he, as the result of a political quarrel, had fled from Meliboea. It has so strong a position by nature that the Samnitae once fortified it against the Thurii.

This extract is from: The Geography of Strabo (ed. H. L. Jones, 1924), Cambridge. Harvard University Press. Cited Nov 2002 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains comments & interesting hyperlinks.


Crimissa in Campania

And Philoctetes was driven to in Italy, and after making war on the Lucanians, he settled in Crimissa, near Croton and Thurium; and, his wanderings over, he founded a sanctuary of Apollo the Wanderer (Alaios), to whom also he dedicated his bow, as Euphorion says.

Macalla in Bruttium

A town on the eastern coast of Bruttium. Here Philoctetes was said to have been buried.

This text is from: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. Cited Nov 2002 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


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