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Monuments reported by ancient authors (4)

Ancient oracles

Psychomanteio

KICHYROS (Ancient city) EPIRUS
At oracles of the dead (psuchomanteia) the souls of deceased persons were evoked in order to give the information desired. Thus, in Homer ( Od.xi), Odysseus betakes himself to the entrance of the lower world to question the spirit of the seer Tiresias. Oracles of this kind were especially common in places where it was supposed there was an entrance to the lower world; as at the city of Cichyrus in Epirus (where there was an Acherusian lake as well as the rivers of Acheron and Cocytus, bearing the same names as those of the world below),

This extract is cited April 2005 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


Ancient sanctuaries

Sanctuary of Zeus

DODONI (Ancient city) IOANNINA
Among the sights of Thesprotia are a sanctuary of Zeus at Dodona and an oak sacred to the god.

Ancient statues

Hercules and the Muses

AMVRAKIA (Ancient city) EPIRUS
The Temple of Hercules and the Muses in Rome erected by M. Fulvius Nobilior after his capture of Ambracia in 189 B.C., and probably after his triumph in 187. Fulvius is said to have done this because he learned in Greece that Hercules was a musagetes. In this temple Fulvius set up a copy of the Fasti with notes, probably the first of this kind), and also the statues from Ambracia of the nine Muses by an unknown artist, and that of Hercules playing the lyre.

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NIKOPOLIS (Archaeological site) EPIRUS
Nicopolis is populous, and its numbers are increasing daily, since it has not only a considerable territory and the adornment taken from the spoils of the battle, but also, in its suburbs, the thoroughly equipped sacred precinct--one part of it being in a sacred grove that contains a gymnasium and a stadium for the celebration of the quinquennial games, the other part being on the hill that is sacred to Apollo and lies above the grove. These games--the Actia, sacred to Actian Apollo--have been designated as Olympian, and they are superintended by the Lacedaemonians. The other settlements are dependencies of Nicopolis. In earlier times also the Actian Games were wont to be celebrated in honor of the god by the inhabitants of the surrounding country--games in which the prize was a wreath--but at the present time they have been set in greater honor by Caesar. (Perseus Project - Strabo, Geography 7.7.6)

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