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Aegys was situated in northwestern Laconia near the source of the Eurotas

Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)


  Aigns: Eth. Aignhates, (Paus.); Aignen (Theopomp. ap. Steph. B. s. v.) A town of Laconia, on the frontiers of Arcadia, originally belonged to the Arcadians, but was conquered at an early period by Charilaus, the reputed nephew of Lycurgus, and annexed to Laconia. Its territory, called Aegetis (Aientis), appears to have been originally of some extent, and to have included all the villages in the districts of Maleatis and Cromitis. Even at the time of the foundation of Megalopolis, the inhabitants of these Arcadian districts, comprising Scirtonium, Malea, Cromi, Belbina, and Leuctrum, continued to be called Aegytae. The position of Aegys is uncertain. Leake places it at Kamara, near the sources of the river Xerilo, the ancient Carnion.

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

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