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Present location

North of Mamoussia village

It was probably located to the north of the Mamousia village, where a theatre, a house, signs of fortification and tombs with important funeral gifts have been dug out.


Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)

Ceryneia

  Keruneia, also Kerunia, Keraunia, Kerauneia, &c.: Eth. Keruneus. A town of Achaia, was not originally one of the 12 Achaean cities, though it afterwards became so, succeeding to the place of Aegae. Its population was increased by a large body of Mycenaeans, when the latter abandoned their city to the Argives in 468. Ceryneia is mentioned as a member of the League on its revival in B.C. 280; and one of its citizens, Marcus, was chosen in 255 as the first sole General of the League. In the time. of Strabo, Ceryneia was dependent upon Aegium. It was situated inland upon a lofty height, W. of the river Cerynites (Bokhusia), and a little S. of Helice. Its ruins have been discovered on the height, which rises above the left bank of the Cerynites, just where it issues from the mountains into the plain. (Pol. ii. 41, 43; Paus. vii. 6. § 1, vii. 25. § 5; Strabo.) Theophrastus stated that the wine of Ceryneia produced abortion. (Theophr. Hist. Plant. ix. 20)

This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited June 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


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