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Monuments reported by ancient authors (6)

Ancient sanctuaries

Sanctuary of the Maid

PALLANTION (Ancient city) TRIPOLI
There is also a sanctuary of the Maid, the daughter of Demeter, and not far away is a statue of Polybius.

Sanctuary of the Pure Gods

The hill above the city was of old used as a citadel. On the crest of the hill there still remains a sanctuary of certain gods. Their surname is the Pure, and here it is customary to take the most solemn oaths. The names of the gods either they do not know, or knowing will not divulge; but it might be inferred that they were called Pure because Pallas did not sacrifice to them after the same fashion as his father sacrificed to Lycaean Zeus.

Sanctuary of Zeus Charmon

SKOPI (Village) TRIPOLI
Just about a stade from the grave of Epaminondas is a sanctuary of Zeus surnamed Charmon.

Ancient statues

Statue of Polybius

PALLANTION (Ancient city) TRIPOLI
There is also a sanctuary of the Maid, the daughter of Demeter, and not far away is a statue of Polybius.

Ancient temples

Temple of Pallas and Evander

In Pallantium is a temple with two stone images, one of Pallas, the other of Evander.

Ancient tombs

The grave of Epaminondas

SKOPI (Village) TRIPOLI
When Epaminondas was wounded, they carried him still living from the ranks. For a while he kept his hand to the wound in agony, with his gaze fixed on the combatants, the place from which he looked at them being called Scope (Look) by posterity. But when the combat came to an indecisive end, he took his hand away from the wound and died, being buried on the spot where the armies met. On the grave stands a pillar, and on it is a shield with a dragon in relief. The dragon means that Epaminondas belonged to the race of those called the Sparti, while there are slabs on the tomb, one old, with a Boeotian inscription, the other dedicated by the Emperor Hadrian, who wrote the inscription on it.

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