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Ancient literary sources (11)

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Oechalia

ANDANIA (Ancient city) ANDANIA
According to Stravon, the Oechalia mentioned by Homer is Andania.

Oechalia

KARNASSION (Ancient city) MELIGALAS
City in Messenia, afterwards called Oechalia (Paus. 4,2,2)

Pausanias

Clepsydra spring

ITHOMI (Mountain) MESSINIA
On the ascent to the summit of Ithome, which is the Messenian acropolis, is a spring Clepsydra.

Sanctuary of Zeus of Ithome (Ithomatas)

Water is carried every day from the spring to the sanctuary of Zeus of Ithome.

Perseus Encyclopedia

Andania

ANDANIA (Ancient city) ANDANIA
Birthplace of Aristomenes, named after a woman.

Ithome

ITHOMI (Acropolis) MESSINIA
A hill and town in Messenia (but the reading is doubtful), mountain of Messenia, Messenians settled on, abandoned by Messenains, captured by Lacedaemonians, talisman buried on, rebel Helots retite to, being besieged on I. they capitulate, city of Messene at floor of, precint of Zeus on.

Ithome

ITHOMI (Mountain) MESSINIA
A hill and town in Messenia (but the reading is doubtful), mountain of Messenia, Messenians settled on, abandoned by Messenains, captured by Lacedaemonians, talisman buried on, rebel Helots retite to, being besieged on I. they capitulate, city of Messene at floor of, precint of Zeus on.

Messene

MESSINI (Ancient city) ITHOMI
City at foot of Ithome, founded by Epaminondas, seized by Demetrius, son of Philip, seized by Nabis, its strong walls.

Plato

They determined next, according to the tradition, to divide their host into three parts, and to establish three States,--Argos, Messene and Lacedaemon.

Strabo

Oechalia

ANDANIA (Ancient city) ANDANIA
...In this statement, therefore, Apollodorus was in want of perception; as also in his statement concerning Oechalia, because, although Oechalia is the name of not merely one city, he says that there is only one city of Eurytus the Oechalian, namely, the Thessalian Oechalia, in reference to which Homer says:"Those that held Oechalia, city of Eurytus the Oechalian." What Oechalia, pray, was it from which Thamyris had set out when, near Dorium, the Muses "met Thamyris the Thracian and put a stop to his singing"? For Homer adds: "as he was on his way from Oechalia, from Eurytus the Oechalian." For if it was the Thessalian Oechalia, Demetrius of Scepsis is wrong again when he says that it was a certain Arcadian Oechalia, which is now called Andania; but if Demetrius is right, Arcadian Oechalia was also called "city of Eurytus," and therefore there was not merely one Oechalia; but Apollodorus says that there was one only.

Messene

MESSINI (Ancient city) ITHOMI
Messene comes after Triphylia; and there is a cape which is common to both; and after this cape come Cyparissia and Coryphasium. Above Coryphasium and the sea, at a distance of seven stadia, lies a mountain, Aegaleum.

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