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

Perseus Encyclopedia


Birthplace of Aristomenes, named after a woman.



...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.

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