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Ancient place-names

The Spring of Pirene

Spring at Corinth, daughter of Achelous or of Oebalus, identified by some with spring on Acro-Corinth, bronze dipped in it.


A grove of cypresses near Corinth.

Spring Lerna

Not far from this theater is the ancient gymnasium, and a spring called Lerna. Pillars stand around it, and seats have been made to refresh in summer time those who have entered it.

Fountain of Pirene

Peirene. The spring struck out by the winged steed Pegasus on the citadel of Corinth. It is also said to have sprung from Pirene, daughter of Oebalus, who melted into tears in sorrow for the loss of her son Cenchrias, accidentally slain by Artemis. It flowed from a rock in the Acrocorinthus, and was conveyed by subterranean conduits down the hill to a marble reservoir, from which the city received a great part of its watersupply.
This text is from: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities
Cited Sept 2002 from Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks.

Pirene (2): Perseus Encyclopedia

Pirene: Charlton T. Lewis, Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary

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