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Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities

Oenoe

A town of Argolis, west of Argos. Here the Argives and Athenians defeated the Lacedaemonians, B.C. 388.


Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)

Oenoe

  Or Oene (Oine). A small town in the Argeia, west of Argos, on the left bank of the river Charadrus, and on the southern (the Prinus) of the two roads leading from Argos to Mantineia. Above the town was the mountain Artemisium (Malevos), with a temple of Artemis on the summit, worshipped by the inhabitants of Oenoe under the name of Oenoatis (Oinoatis). The town was named by Diomedes after his grandfather Oeneus, who died here. In the neighbourhood of this town the Athenians and Argives gained a victory over the Lacedaemonians. Leake originally placed Oenoe near the left bank of the Charadrus; but in his later work he has changed his opinion, and supposes it to have stood near the right bank of the Inachus. His original supposition, however, seems to be the correct one; since there can be little doubt that Ross has rightly described the course of the two roads leading from Argos to Mantineia.

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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