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Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities

Harma

A small place in Boeotia, near Tanagra. It got its name traditionally from the chariot (harma) of Adrastus, which broke down at this place; or, according to others, from the fact that the chariot of Amphiaraus was here swallowed up by the earth.

Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)

Harma

  Harma (Harma: Eth. Harmateus). An ancient town of Boeotia, mentioned by Homer, which is said to have been so called, either because the chariot of Adrastus broke down here, or because the chariot of Amphiaraus disappeared in the earth at this place. (Didym. and Eustath. ad Il. l. c.; Strab. ix. p. 404; Paus. ix. 19. § 4, comp. i. 34. § 2; Steph. B. s. v.) Strabo describes it as a deserted village in the territory of Tanagra near Mycalessus; and Pausanias speaks of the ruins of Harma and Mycalessus as situated on the road from Thebes to Chalcis. Aelian (V. H. iii. 45) speaks of a lake called Harma, which is probably the one now called Moritzi or Paralimni, to the east of Hylica. The exact site of Harma is uncertain. It is supposed by Leake to have occupied the important pass on the road from Thebes to Chalcis, leading into the maritime plain. (Leake, Northern Greece, vol. ii. p. 251.) is said to have been so called, either because the chariot of Adrastus broke down here, or because the chariot of Amphiaraus disappeared in the earth at this place. (Didym. and Eustath. ad Il. l. c.; Strab. ix. p. 404; Paus. ix. 19. § 4, comp. i. 34. § 2; Steph. B. s. v.) Strabo describes it as a deserted village in the territory of Tanagra near Mycalessus; and Pausanias speaks of the ruins of Harma and Mycalessus as situated on the road from Thebes to Chalcis. Aelian (V. H. iii. 45) speaks of a lake called Harma, which is probably the one now called Moritzi or Paralimni, to the east of Hylica. The exact site of Harma is uncertain. It is supposed by Leake to have occupied the important pass on the road from Thebes to Chalcis, leading into the maritime plain.

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


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