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Ancient literary sources (8)

Homeric Hymns


To Dionysus: ... For some say, at Dracanum; and some, on windy Icarus; and some, in Naxos, O Heaven-born, Insewn ; and others by the deep-eddying river Alpheus that pregnant Semele bare you to Zeus the thunder-lover. And others yet, lord, say you were born in Thebes; but all these lie. The Father of men and gods gave you birth remote from men and secretly from white-armed Hera. There is a certain Nysa, a mountain most high and richly grown with woods, far off in Phoenice, near the streams of Aegyptus ...


The withy in the Samian sanctuary of Hera

HERAION (Ancient sanctuary) SAMOS
If I am to base my calculations on the accounts of the Greeks in fixing the relative ages of such trees as are still preserved and flourish, the oldest of them is the withy growing in the Samian sanctuary of Hera, after which come the oak in Dodona, the olive on the Acropolis and the olive in Delos.

Perseus Encyclopedia


Old name of the island of Icaria


Island and city of Ionia, Samians' alleged theft from Spartans, an Ionian settlement, seized and held by Ephesians for a time, recovered by Samians, Hippasus flees to, Sibyl dwells in, Samians banished, Samian share in the settlement at Naucratis, Polycrates' despotism in, Lacedaemonian attack on Samos, Samian aqueduct, fate of Polycrates, conquest of Samos by Persians, Salmoxis at Samos, flight of Arcesilaus thither, Samian bravery against the Persians in the Cyprian revolt, Samian colonists in Sicily, desertion to the Persians of all except eleven of the sixty Samian ships in the Ionian revolt, Samian captains desert Ionian fleet, distinction at Salamis of Samians in the Persian fleet, Samian envoys to Greeks before Mycale, disloyalty of Samians to Persia, reception into the Greek confederacy.



There is also on the island a temple of Artemis, called Tauropolium; and a small town Oenoe; and another small town Dracanum, bearing the same name as the promontory on which it is situated and having near by a place of anchorage.


Alongside Samos lies the island Icaria, whence was derived the name of the Icarian Sea. This island is named after Icarus the son of Daedalus, who, it is said, having joined his father in flight, both being furnished with wings, flew away from Crete and fell here, having lost control of their course; for, they add, on rising too close to the sun, his wings slipped off, since the wax melted. (Strabo 14.1.19)


INOI (Ancient city) EVDILOS
There is also on the island a temple of Artemis, called Tauropolium; and a small town Oenoe

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