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Ancient literary sources (28)

Demosthenes

For the People of Megalopolis

MEGALOPOLIS (Ancient city) ARCADIA
But if the Lacedaemonians act unjustly and insist on fighting, then, on the one hand, if the only question to be decided is whether we shall abandon Megalopolis to them or not, just indeed it is not, but I for my part agree to allow it and to offer no opposition to the people who shared the same dangers with us; but, on the other hand, if you are all aware that the capture of Megalopolis will be followed by an attack on Messene, I ask any of those who are now so hard on the Megalopolitans to tell me what he will advise us to do then.

But I shall get no answer. Yet you all know that, whether these speakers advise it or not, you are bound to help the Messenians, both for the sake of your sworn agreement with them and for the advantage that you derive from the preservation of their city. Just ask yourselves at what point you would begin to make your stand against Lacedaemonian injustice with more honor and generosity--with the defence of Megalopolis or with the defence of Messene?

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Lycosura

PARASSIA (Ancient city) MEGALOPOLI
The district of the Parrhasians was to the West of Megalopolis, towards Alpheus. Its capital was Lycosura. Some claim that Parrhasia was the ancient name of Lycosura, which means that they identify the two towns (Ekdotiki Athinon, Pausaniou Periegissis, vol. 5, p. 292, note 1).

Pausanias

Hermes Acacesian (the Helper)

AKAKISSION (Ancient city) MEGALOPOLI
It was after this Acacus, according to the Arcadian account, that Homer made a surname for Hermes.

Lycosura

LYKOSSOURA (Ancient city) MEGALOPOLI
City of Arcadia, built by Lycaon, oldest city on earth, residence of Clitor and of Arcesilaus, Lycosurians refuse to abandon their city and settle at Megalopolis.

The first city that the sun beheld

Of all the cities that earth has ever shown, whether on mainland or on islands, Lycosura is the oldest, and was the first that the sun beheld; from it the rest of mankind have learned how to make them cities.

Perseus Encyclopedia

Aphrodisium

AFRODISSION (Ancient small town) MEGALOPOLIS
Place in Arcadia near Asea.

Acacesium

AKAKISSION (Ancient city) MEGALOPOLI
City of Arcadia.

Acontium

AKONTION (Ancient city) MEGALOPOLIS
City of Arcadia.

Charisia

CHARISSIES (Ancient city) MEGALOPOLI
City of Arcadia, vestiges of it.

Dasea

DASSES (Ancient city) MEGALOPOLI
City of Arcadia.

Dipoena

DIPINA (Ancient small town) MEGALOPOLIS
City of Arcadia.

Haemoniae

EMONIE (Ancient city) MEGALOPOLI
City of Arcadia.

Gatheae

GATHEES (Ancient city) MEGALOPOLI
Place in Arcadia.

Callia

KALLIA (Ancient small town) MEGALOPOLIS
City of Arcadia.

Cnausum

KNAFSON (Ancient small town) MEGALOPOLIS
City of Arcadia.

Cretea

KRITEAS (Ancient city) MEGALOPOLI
Place on Mt. Lycaeus.(Paus. 8,38,2).

Ladocea

LADOKIA (Ancient city) MEGALOPOLI
Suburb of Megalopolis.

Leuctrum

LEFKTRON (Ancient city) MEGALOPOLI
City of Arcadia.

Macareae

MAKARIE (Ancient city) MEGALOPOLI
City of Arcadia.

Malaea

MALEA (Ancient small town) MEGALOPOLIS
City of Arcadia.

Megalopolis

MEGALOPOLIS (Ancient city) ARCADIA
Newest city of Arcadia, its history, founded by Epaminondas, formed by union of cities, besieged by Agis, king of Sparta, captured by Cleomenes, battle of, description of the city, intersected by Helisson, its theater the largest in Greece, boundaries of its territory, its ruin and desolation, image of.

Paroria

PARORIA (Ancient city) MEGALOPOLI
City of Arcadia.

Prosenses

PROSSIS (Ancient small town) MEGALOPOLIS
City of Arcadia.

Ptolederma

PTOLEDERMA (Ancient small town) MEGALOPOLIS
City of Arcadia.

Scirtonium

SKIRTONION (Ancient small town) MEGALOPOLIS
City of Arcadia.

Thocnia

THOKNIA (Ancient city) MEGALOPOLI
City of Arcadia.

Strabo

Paroreatae

PARORIA (Ancient city) MEGALOPOLI
A part of the inhabitants of Triphylia were called Paroreatae; they occupied mountains, in the neighborhood of Lepreum and Macistum, that reach down to the sea near the Samian Poseidium.

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