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Artemis Leucophryne

LEUCOPHRYS (Ancient small town) TURKEY
Leucophryne (Leukophrune). A surname of Artemis, derived from the town of Leucophrys in Phrygia, where, as well as at Magnesia on the Maeander, she had a splendid temple (Xenoph. Hellen. iii. 2.19; Strab. xiv.7; Tac. Ann. iii. 62; Athen. xv.). The sons of Themistocles dedicated a statue to her on the Acropolis at Athens, because Themistocles had once ruled at Magnesia (Paus. i. 26. 4; Thuc. i. 138; Plut. Themist. 29). There was also a statue of her at Amyclae, which had been dedicated by the Magnesian Bathycles (Paus. iii. 18. 6). Her temple at Magnesia had been built by Hermogenes, who had also written a work upon it. (Vitruv. vii. Praef. 3, 1).

This text is from: A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, 1873 (ed. William Smith). Cited Oct 2006 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks

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