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Monuments reported by ancient authors (7)

Ancient sanctuaries

Sanctuary of Dionysus Torch

Opposite the grove of the Saviour is a sanctuary of Dionysus surnamed Torch. In his honor they celebrate a festival called the Feast of Torches, when they bring by night firebrands into the sanctuary, and set up bowls of wine throughout the whole city.

Sanctuary of Apollo the Stranger's God

There is also at Pellene a sanctuary of Apollo, the Strangers' God, and the image is made of bronze.

Sanctuary of Eileithyia

Pellene has also a sanctuary of Eileithyia, which is situated in the lesser portion of the city.

Ancient statues

Statue of Hermes Crafty

As you go to Pellene there is, by the roadside, an image of Hermes, who, in spite of his surname of Crafty, is ready to fulfill the prayers of men. He is of square shape and bearded, and on his head is carved a cap.

Ancient temples

Temple of Athena

On the way to the city, close up to it, is a temple of Athena, built of local stone, but the image is of ivory and gold. They say that Pheidias made it before he made the images of Athena on the Athenian acropolis and at Plataea. The people of Pellene also say that a shrine of Athena sinks deep into the ground, that this shrine is under the pedestal of the image, and that the air from the shrine is damp, and consequently good for the ivory.
This extract is from: Pausanias Description of Greece with an English Translation by W.H.S. Jones, Litt.D., and H.A. Ormerod, M.A., in 4 Volumes. Harvard University Press
Cited Aug 2002 from Perseus Project URL bellow, which contains comments & interesting hyperlinks.

Temple of Artemis

Near the sanctuary of Apollo is a temple of Artemis, the goddess being represented in the attitude of shooting.



There is an old gymnasium chiefly given up to the exercises of the youths. No one may be enrolled on the register of citizens before he has been on the register of youths. Here stands a man of Pellene called Promachus.

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