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Homeric Arne

Strabo suggests that Homeric Arne is identified with Acraephium (Strab. 9,3,34-35), Pausanias says that Arne is the old name of Chaeronea (Paus. 9,40,5) and Thucydides writes that Arne was built by the Boeotians 60 years after the Trojan War (Thuc. 1,12,3).

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Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)


Arne. A town of Boeotia, mentioned by Homer (Il. ii. 507), and probably founded by the Boeotians after their expulsion from Thessaly. Some of the ancients identified this Boeotian Arne with Chaeroneia (Paus. ix. 40. § 5), others with Acraephium (Strab. ix. p. 413); and others again supposed that it had been swallowed up by the waters of the lake Copais. (Strab. i. p. 59, ix. p. 413.)

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