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TORTHYNION (Ancient city) VYTINA

Torthynium

Torthynium is not mentioned by Pausanias or any of the great historians. It was probably located 5,5 kms away from Nymphasia and it was the border of Megalopolis, Orchomenus and Caphya (Ekd. Athinon, Pausaniou Periegissis, vol. 4, p. 329, note 1).


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VYTINA (Village) ARCADIA

Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)

ENISPI (Ancient city) VYTINA

Enispe

An Arcadian town mentioned by Homer, in the Catalogue of Ships, along with Rhipe and Stratia. It was impossible even in antiquity to determine the position of these towns, and Pausanias treats as absurd the opinion of those who considered them to be islands in the river Ladon.


METHYDRION (Ancient city) VYTINA

Methydrium (Methudrion: Eth. Methudrieus), a town in central Arcadia, situate 170 stadia north of Megalopolis (Paus. viii. 35. § 5), obtained its name, like Interamna, from being situated upon a lofty height between the two rivers Maloetas and Mylaon. (Paus. viii. 36. § 1.) It was founded by Orchomenus; but its inhabitants were removed to Megalopolis, upon the establishment of that city. It never recovered its former population, and is mentioned by Strabo (viii. p. 388) among the places of Arcadia which had almost entirely disappeared. It continued, however, to exist as a village in the time of Pausanias, who saw there a temple of Poseidon Hippius upon the river Mylaon. He also mentions, above the river Maloetas, a mountain called Thaumasium, in which was a cave where Rhea took refuge when pregnant with Zeus. At the distance of 30 stadia from Methydrium was a fountain named Nymphasia. (Paus. viii. 36. § § 1--3, comp. viii. 12. § 2, 27. § § 4, 7.) Methydrium is also mentioned in the following passages: Thuc. v. 58; Polyb. v, 10, 11, 13; Plin. iv. 6. s. 10; Steph. B. s. v. There is some difficulty in determining the exact site of Methydrium. Some writers identify it with the Hellenic remains called Palatia; but these are not on a lofty hill between two rivers, but in a low situation above the junction of the rivers on the right bank of one of them. Methydrium should rather be placed 45 minutes further, at the distance of 10 miles SE. of the village of Nimnitza, where there are some ancient ruins, one between two streams, on a height below Pyryo, otherwise called Pyrgako. It is true that this also is not a lofty hill; but Pausanias uses the expression kolonos hupselos, and hupselos has reference to kolonos, which means only a slight elevation.

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


Methydrium

  Methudrion: Eth. Methudrieus. A town in central Arcadia, situated 170 stadia north of Megalopolis (Paus. viii. 35. § 5), obtained its name, like Interamna, from being situated upon a lofty height between the two rivers Maloetas and Mylaon. (Paus. viii. 36. § 1.) It was founded by Orchomenus; but its inhabitants were removed to Megalopolis, upon the establishment of that city. It never recovered its former population, and is mentioned by Strabo (viii. p. 388) among the places of Arcadia which had almost entirely disappeared. It continued, however, to exist as a village in the time of Pausanias, who saw there a temple of Poseidon Hippius upon the river Mylaon. He also mentions, above the river Maloetas, a mountain called Thaumasium, in which was a cave where Rhea took refuge when pregnant with Zeus. At the distance of 30 stadia from Methydrium was a fountain named Nymphasia. (Paus. viii. 36. § § 1 - 3, comp. viii. 12. § 2, 27. § § 4, 7.)
  There is some difficulty in determining the exact site of Methydrium. Some writers identify it with the Hellenic remains called Palatia; but these are not on a lofty hill between two rivers, but in a low situation above the junction of the rivers on the right bank of one of them. Methydrium should rather be placed 45 minutes further, at the distance of 10 miles SE. of the village of Nimnitza, where there are some ancient ruins, one between two streams, on a height below Pyryo, otherwise called Pyrgako. It is true that this also is not a lofty hill; but Pausanias uses the expression kolonos hupselos, and hupselos has reference to kolonos, which means only a slight elevation.

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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VYTINA (Village) ARCADIA

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ENISPI (Ancient city) VYTINA

Enispe


METHYDRION (Ancient city) VYTINA

Methydrium


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