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Perseus Encyclopedia


Sea-port of Lacedaemon founded by Herakles and Apollo, belongs to Free Laconians. Lacedaemonian docks at Gythium burnt by Tolmides, Lacedaemonian camp at Gythium bur6nt by Philopoemen.



After Taenarum, on the voyage to Onugnathus and Maleae, one comes to the city Psamathus; then to Asine, and to Gythium, the seaport of Sparta, situated at a distance of two hundred and forty stadia from Sparta. The roadstead of the seaport was dug by the hand of man, so it is said. Then one comes to the Eurotas, which empties between Gythium and Acraea.

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