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Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)


Duspontion: Eth. Duspontieus. An ancient town, in the territory of Pisa, said to have been founded by a son of Oenomaus, is described by Strabo as situated in the plain on the road from Elis to Olympia. It lay north of the Alpheius, not far from the sea, and probably near the modern Skaphidi. Being destroyed by the Eleians in their war with the Pisatae, its inhabitants removed to Apollonia and Epidamnus.

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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