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.
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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