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Perseus Encyclopedia

Daulis, Daulians

City of Phocis, destroyed after Sacred War, Tereus reigned at, Procne and Philomela at Daulis.

Strabo

Daulis

After Delphi, approximately towards the east, is a town Daulis, where Tereus the Thracian is said to have held sway (the scene of the mythical story of Philomela and Procne is laid there, though Thucydides says at Megara). The place got its name from the thickets, for they call thickets "dauli." Now Homer called it Daulis, but later writers call it Daulia. And "Cyparissus," in the words "held Cyparissus," is interpreted by writers in two ways, by some as bearing the same name as the tree, and by others, by a slight change in the spelling, as a village below Lycoreia.

This extract is from: The Geography of Strabo (ed. H. L. Jones, 1924), Cambridge. Harvard University Press. Cited from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains comments & interesting hyperlinks.


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