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Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities

Tamynae

Now Aliveri; a city of Eubola with a temple of Apollo said to have been built by Admetus. Here the Athenians under Phocion gained a great victory over Callias of Chalcis in B.C. 354.

Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)

Tamynae

  Tamunai, Tamuna, Eth. Tamuneus. A town of Euboea in the territory of Eretria, at the foot of Mt. Cotylaeum, with a temple of Apollo, said to have been built by Admetus. (Strab. x. p. 447; Steph. B. s. v. Tamuna, Kotulaion.) It was taken by the Persians, when they attacked Eretria in B.C. 490 (Herod. vi. 101), but it is chiefly memorable for the victory which the Athenians, under Phocion, gained here over Callias of Chalcis, B.C. 350. (Aesch. c. Ctes. § § 85 - 88, de Fals. Leg. 180; Dem. de Pac. 5; Plat. Phoc. 12.) Leake places Tamynae at the village of Ghymno, at the foot of a high, mountain, which he supposes to be the ancient Cotylaeum (Ancient Greece, vol. ii. p. 439); but Ulrichs regards Aliveri, where there are several ancient remains, as the site of Tamynae.

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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