LIMNES (Ancient city) KALAMATA
A place on the frontiers of Messenia and Laconia, containing a temple of Artemis Limnatis, used jointly by the Messenians and Lacedaemonians. An outrage offered by the Messenians to some Lacedaemonian virgins at the festival of this goddess is said to have been the cause of the First Messenian War. (Strab. vi., viii.; Paus. iii. 2. § 6, iv. 31. § 3.) The possession of this temple, and of the Ager Dentheliatis, the district in which it was situated, was a frequent subject of the dispute between the Lacedaemonians and Messenians down to the time of the Roman emperors. (Tac. Ann. iv. 43.) The ruins of the temple of Artemis Limnatis have been discovered by Ross, near the church of Panaghia Volimniatissa, in the village of Volimnos.
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
A town in Messenia, on the frontiers of Laconia, with a temple of Artemis Limnatis.
It is to the NW of the village Artemisia, about two hours away (Ekd. Athinon, Pausaniou Periegissis, vol. 3, p. 108, note 1).
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