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Ancient literary sources (45)

Perseus Encyclopedia

Aphidantes

AFIDANTES (Ancient city) TEGEA
Township of Tegea.

Amilus

AMILOS (Ancient city) LEVIDI
Place in Arcadia.

Asea

ASSEA (Ancient city) VALTETSI
City of Arcadia, its ruins. [Some identify Asea with Iasea, but they were probably two different towns (Ekd. Athinon, Pausaniou Periegissis, vol. 4, p.291, note 6).

Athenaeum

ATHINEON (Ancient city) VALTETSI
Place near Asea.

Dipaea, Dipaia

DIPEA (Ancient city) FALANTHOS
In Arcadia, scene of a battle about 470 B.C. between Spartans and Arcadians.

Echeuethenses

ECHEVITHIS (Ancient demos) KORYTHIO
Township of Tegea.

Eutaea

EFTEA (Ancient city) SKYRITIDA
City of Arcadia.

Helisson

ELISSON (Ancient city) FALANTHOS
City of Arcadia.

Phalanthus

FALANTHOS (Ancient city) ARCADIA
City of Arcadia.

Phylace

FYLAKI (Ancient city) SKYRITIDA
Place at source of Alpheus.

Phylacenses

Township of Tegea.

Iasus

IASSOS (Ancient city) SKYRITIDA
Town on borders of Laconia.

Iasaea

City of Arcadia. [Some identify Asea with Iasea, but they were probably two different towns (Ekd. Athinon, Pausaniou Periegissis, vol. 4, p.291, note 6).

Oeatae

IATES (Ancient city) SKYRITIDA
Township of Tegea.

Caphya

KAFYES (Ancient city) LEVIDI
City of Arcadia, plain of Caphyae, Caphyatic rock.

Condylea

KONDYLEA (Ancient location) LEVIDI
Place in Arcadia, near Caphyae. (Paus. 8.23.6)

Corythenses

KORYTHIS (Ancient city) KORYTHIO
Township of Tegea.

Lycoa

LYKOA (Ancient city) FALANTHOS
City of Arcadia.

Ostracina

MAINALON (Ski centre) ARCADIA
Mountain of Arcadia.

Manthyrenses

MANTHYREA (Ancient city) TEGEA
Township of Tegea.

Ptolis

MANTINIA (Ancient city) ARCADIA
Site of old Mantinea.

Mantinea

City of Arcadia, founded by Mantineus, Penelope said to have given birth to Pan at, its name changed to Antigonea, but afterwards changed back to Mantinea, roads from Argos to Mantinea, M. held by Macedonian garrison but captured by Aratus, ruins of old Mantinea, an arbitrator sent thence to settle the affairs of Cyrene, battle of Mantinea, pictures of battle of Mantinea at Athens and Mantinea, boundary of Mantinean territory.

Maenalus

MENALON (Mountain) LEVIDI
Mount, sacred to Pan.

Maenalus

MENALOS (Ancient city) FALANTHOS
Of old the most famous city of Arcadia.

Maera

MERA (Ancient small town) MANTINIA
Village near Mantinea.

Nasi

NASSI (Ancient small town) LEVIDI
Place in Arcadia beside river Ladon.

Nestane

NESTANI (Acropolis) MANTINIA
Village of Arcadia.

Orchomenus

ORCHOMENOS (Ancient city) LEVIDI
City of Arcadia, boundaries, called `rich in sleep' by Homer, towns belonging to it, Orchomenians of Arcadia at Thermopylae, at Plataea, distinguished from Minyan Orchomenians of Boeotia.

Orchomenians

Their muster for the Trojan war.

Oresteum

ORESTHION (Ancient city) VALTETSI
In Arcadia, Orestes killed by snakebite at, later name of Oresthasium.

Oresthasium

City of Arcadia, afterwards called Oresteum, its remains, heroic death of 100 men of, Phigalians sacrifice to them annually.

Paliscius

PALISKIOS (Ancient location) VALTETSI
Place in Arcadia.

Pallantion (Pallantium)

PALLANTION (Ancient city) TRIPOLI
City of Arcadia, founded by Pallas, granted freedom and immunity from taxes by Antoninus First, plain of.

Parthenius or Parthenium

PARTHENION (Mountain) KORYTHIO
Mount, infant Telephus exposed on.

Peraethenses

PERETHEI (Ancient small town) VALTETSI
City of Arcadia.

Petrosaca

PETROSSAKA (Ancient small town) FALANTHOS
Place in Arcadia.

Potachidae

POTACHIDES (Ancient city) KORYTHIO
Township of Tegea.

Sumateum or Sumatia

SOUMITIA (Ancient city) FALANTHOS
City of Arcadia.

Symbola

SYMVOLA (Ancient small town) SKYRITIDA
Place in valley of Alpheus.

Tegea

TEGEA (Ancient city) ARCADIA
A town in Arcadia, varying event of its wars with Sparta, Leutychides' death there, Phidippides' vision near Tegea, Tegeans at Thermopylae, Tegeans' claim to the post of honour in Pausanias' army, (later) victory of Spartans over Tegea and Argos, Tegean valour at Plataea, Cepheus king of, the city defended against enemies by a lock of the Gorgon's hair, Auge debauched by Herakles at, Arsinoe brought by the sons of Phegeus to, sons of Alcmaeon pursued to, founded by Tegeates, called by poets `the lot of Aphidas,', boundaries of its territory, road from Argos to, at war with Lacedaemon, expedition of Lacedaemonians under king Charillus against, battle of, sanctuary of Athena Alea at Tegea inviolate.

Perseus Project

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Strabo

Asea

ASSEA (Ancient city) VALTETSI
Then comes the mouth of the Alpheius, which is distant two hundred and eighty stadia from Chelonatas, and five hundred and forty five from Araxus. It flows from the same regions as the Eurotas, that is, from a place called Asea, a village in the territory of Megalopolis, where there are two springs near one another from which the rivers in question flow.

Orchomenus

ORCHOMENOS (Ancient city) LEVIDI
But Mantineia itself, as also Orchomenus, Heraea, Cleitor, Pheneus, Stymphalus, Maenalus, Methydrium, Caphyeis, and Cynaetha, no longer exist; or else traces or signs of them are scarcely to be seen.

Thucydides

Tegea during the Peloponnesean war

TEGEA (Ancient city) ARCADIA
At this juncture arrived word from their friends in Tegea that unless they speedily appeared, Tegea would go over from them to the Argives and their allies, if it had not gone over already. Upon this news a force marched out from Lacedaemon, of the Spartans and Helots and all their people, and that instantly and upon a scale never before witnessed. Advancing to Orestheum in Maenalia, they directed the Arcadians in their league to follow close after them to Tegea, and going on themselves as far as Orestheum, from thence sent back the sixth part of the Spartans, consisting of the oldest and youngest men, to guard their homes, and with the rest of their army arrived at Tegea; where their Arcadian allies soon after joined them.

Xenophon

Eutaea

EFTEA (Ancient city) SKYRITIDA
Agesilaus, then, when his sacrifices at the frontier proved favourable, at once proceeded to march against Arcadia. And having occupied Eutaea, which was a city on the border...But since none of the Arcadians appeared, he continued his march as rapidly as possible to Eutaea, even though it was very late, with the desire of getting his hoplites away before they even saw the enemy's fires, so that no one could say that he had withdrawn in flight.

This extract is from: Xenophon, Hellenika. Xenophon in Seven Volumes, 1 and 2. Carleton L. Brownson. Harvard University Press, Harvard University Press
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