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Aboriginals

PATRAI (Ancient city) ACHAIA

Eumelus

An aboriginal of land of Patrae, taught by Triptolemus to sow.


Ancient myths

ARGYRA (Ancient city) RIO

Selemnus Argyra


Argyra (Argura), the nymph of a well in Achaia, was in love with a beautiful shepherd-boy, Selemnus, and visited him frequently, but when his youthful beauty vanished, she forsook him. The boy now pined away with grief, and Aphrodite, moved to pity, changed him into the river Selemnus. There was a popular belief in Achaia, that if an unhappy lover bathed in the water of this river, he would forget the grief of his love. (Paus. vii. 23.2)


DYMI (Ancient city) PATRA


ERYMANTHOS (Mountain) ACHAIA

The Fourth Labor of Heracles -The Erymanthian Boar

There is also a legend that Heracles at the command of Eurystheus hunted by the side of the Erymanthus a boar that surpassed all others in size and in strength. The people of Cumae among the Opici say that the boar's tusks dedicated in their sanctuary of Apollo are those of the Erymanthian boar, but the saying is altogether improbable.


  For the fourth labor, Eurystheus ordered Hercules to bring him the Erymanthian boar alive. Now, a boar is a huge, wild pig with a bad temper, and tusks growing out of its mouth.
  This one was called the Erymanthian boar, because it lived on a mountain called Erymanthus. Every day the boar would come crashing down from his lair on the mountain, attacking men and animals all over the countryside, gouging them with its tusks, and destroying everything in its path...
  ...It wasn't too hard for Hercules to find the boar. He could hear the beast snorting and stomping as it rooted around for something to eat. Hercules chased the boar round and round the mountain, shouting as loud as he could. The boar, frightened and out of breath, hid in a thicket. Hercules poked his spear into the thicket and drove the exhausted animal into a deep patch of snow.
  Then he trapped the boar in a net, and carried it all the way to Mycenae. Eurystheus, again amazed and frightened by the hero's powers, hid in his partly buried bronze jar.

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Heracles. 4. The Erymanthian boar. This animal, which Heracles was ordered to bring alive, had descended from mount Erymanthus (according to others, from mount Lampe,) into Psophis. IIeracles chased him through the deep snow, and having thus worn him out, he caught him in a net, and carried him to Mycenae. (Apollod. ii. 5.4; Diod. iv. 12.) Other traditions place the hunt of the Erymanthian boar in Thessaly, and some even in Phrygia. (Eurip. Herc. Fur. 368; Hygin. Fab. 30.) It must be observed that this and subsequent labours of Heracles are connected with other subordinate ones, called Parerga, and the first of these parerga is the fight of Heracles with the Centaurs ; for it is said that in his pursuit of the boar he came to the centaur Pholus, who had received from Dionysus a cask of excellent wine. Heracles opened it, contrary to the wish of his host, and the delicious fragrance attracted the other centaurs, who besieged the grotto of Pholus. Heracles drove them away: they fled to the house of Cheiron, and Heracles, eager in his pursuit, wounded Cheiron, his old friend. Heracles was deeply grieved, and tried to save Cheiron; but in vain, for the wound was fatal. As, however, Cheiron was immortal, and could not die, he prayed to Zeus to take away his immortality, and give it to Prometheus. Thus Cheiron was delivered of his burning pain, and died. Pholus, too, was wounded by one of the arrows, which by accident fell on his foot and killed him. This fight with the centaurs gave rise to the establishment of mysteries, by which Demeter intended to purify the hero from the blood he had shed against his own will. (Apollod. ii. 5.4; Diod. iv. 14; Eurip. Herc. Fur. 364, &c.; Theocrit. vii. 150; Apollon. Rhod. i. 127; Paus. viii. 24.2; Ov. Met. ix. 192.)

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Heracles & Centaur Pholus

  On his way to hunt the Erymanthian boar, Hercules stopped to visit his friend Pholus, who was a centaur and lived in a cave near Mount Erymanthus. Everyone knows that centaur is a human from his head to his waist, and a horse for the rest of his body and his legs. Hercules was hungry and thirsty, so the kindly centaur cooked Hercules some meat in the fireplace, while he himself ate his meat raw.
  When Hercules asked for wine, Pholus said that he was afraid to open the wine jar, because it belonged to all the centaurs in common. But Hercules said not to worry, and opened it himself.
  Soon afterwards, the rest of the centaurs smelled the wine and came to Pholus's cave. They were angry that someone was drinking all of their wine. The first two who dared to enter were armed with rocks and fir trees.
  Hercules grabbed burning sticks from the fireplace and threw them at the centaurs, then went after them with his club.
  He shot arrows at the rest of them and chased after them for about twenty miles. The rest of the centaurs fled in different directions. One of the centaurs, Chiron, received a wound that no amount of medicine would heal...but what happened to Chiron is another story.
  While Hercules was gone, Pholus pulled an arrow from the body of one of the dead centaurs. He wondered that so little a thing could kill such a big creature. Suddenly, the arrow slipped from his hand. It fell onto his foot and killed him on the spot. So when Hercules returned, he found Pholus dead. He buried his centaur friend, and proceeded to hunt the boar.

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KASTRIA (Village) KALAVRYTA

The cave of the daughters of Proetus

Above Nonacris are the Aroanian Mountains, in which is a cave. To this cave, legend says, the daughters of Proetus fled when struck with madness (Paus. 8,18,7). It is the Cave of Kastrion of today (Ekd. Athinon, Pausaniou Periegissis, vol. 4, p.246, note 2).


KERYNIA (Ancient city) ACHAIA

The Third Labor of Heracles - The Hind of Ceryneia

  For the third labor, Eurystheus ordered Hercules to bring him the Hind of Ceryneia. Now, before we go any further, we'll have to answer two questions: What is a hind? and, Where is Ceryneia?
Ceryneia is a town in Greece, about fifty miles from Eurystheus' palace in Mycenae.
A hind is simply a female red deer.
  You'd think it would have been easy for a hero like Hercules to go shoot a deer and bring it back to Eurystheus, but a few problems made things complicated. This was a special deer, because it had golden horns and hoofs of bronze. Not only that, the deer was sacred to the goddess of hunting and the moon, Diana; she was Diana's special pet. That meant that Hercules could neither kill the deer nor hurt her. He couldn't risk getting Diana angry at him; he was already in enough trouble with Hera.
  Hercules set out on this adventure, and he hunted the deer for a whole year. At last, when the deer had become weary with the chase, she looked for a place to rest on a mountain called Artemisius, and then made her way to the river Ladon. Realizing that the deer was about to get away, Hercules shot her just as she was about to cross the stream. He caught the deer, put her on his shoulders and turned back to Mycenae. As Hercules hurried on his way, he was met by Diana and Apollo.
  Diana was very angry because Hercules tried to kill her sacred animal. She was about to take the deer away from Hercules, and surely she would have punished him, but Hercules told her the truth. He said that he had to obey the oracle and do the labors Eurystheus had given him. Diana let go of her anger and healed the deer's wound. Hercules carried it alive to Mycenae.

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Heracles. 3. The stag of Ceryneia in Arcadia. This animal hand golden antlers and brazen feet. It had been dedicated to Artemis by the nymph Taygete, because the goddess had saved her from the pursuit of Zeus. Heracles was ordered to bring the animal alive to Mycenae. He pursued it in vain for a whole year: at length it fled from Oenoe to mount Artemisium in Argolis, and thence to the river Ladon in Arcadia. Heracles wounded it with an arrow, caught it, and carried it away on his shoulders. While yet in Arcadia, he was met by Apollo and Artemis, who were angry with him for having outraged the animal sacred to Artemis; but Heracles succeeded in soothing their anger, and carried his prey to Mycenae. According to some statements, he killed the stag. (Apollod. ii. 5.3; Diod iv. 13; Callim. Hymn. in Dian. 100, &c.; Ov. Met. ix. 188; Virg. Aen. vi. 803; Pind. Ol. iii. 24, 53; Eurip. Herc. Fur. 378.)

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MESSATIS (Ancient city) PATRA

Dionysus in Mesatis

The stories told of Dionysus by the people of Patrae, that he was reared in Mesatis and incurred there all sob of perils through the plots of the Titans, I will not contradict, but will leave it to the people of Patrae to explain the name Mesatis as they choose.


PATRAI (Ancient city) ACHAIA

Comaetho and Melanippos (Melanippus)

Comaetho: Priestess of Artemis Triclaria, sacrificed to goddess for breach of chastity. Melanippos : Lover of Comaetho, sacrificed to Artemis.


Eponymous founders or settlers

FARES (Ancient city) PATRA

Pharis

Son of Hermes and Phylodamia, founds Pharae.


KLITOR (Ancient city) KALAVRYTA

Clitor (Kleitor)

Son of Azan.


First inhabitants

KAFKONIA (Homeric land) ILIA

Caucones

An Arcadian people, one of the most ancient of Greek races.


Founders

ANTHIA (Ancient city) ACHAIA

Triptolemos and Eumelus

Triptolemus: with Eumelus founds city Anthea.


AROI (Ancient city) PATRA

Eumelus

An aboriginal of land of Patrae, taught by Triptolemus to sow.


ELIKI (Ancient city) EGIALIA

Ion

Marries Helice daughter of Selinus and succeeds to kingdom of Aegialus, eponymous ancestral hero of the Ionians, names the people Ionians.


PATRAI (Ancient city) ACHAIA

Preugenes and Patreus

Preugenes: Achaean leader, son of Agenor. Patreus: Son of Preugenes, Achaean leader, founds Patrae, his grave, statue, annual sacrifices to him.


Gods & demigods

ACHAIA (Ancient country) GREECE

Dionysus Lampter

Lampter, i. e. the shining or torch-bearer, a surname of Dionysus, under which he was worshipped at Pellene in Achaia, where a festival called lampteria was celebrated in his honour. (Paus. vii. 27. Β 2.)


AROI (Ancient city) PATRA

Dionysus Aesymnetes

Aesymnetes (Aisumnetes), a surname of Dionysus, which signifies the Lord, or Ruler, and under which he was worshipped at Aroe in Achaia. The story about the introduction of his worship there is as follows: There was at Troy an ancient image of Dionysus, the work of Hephaestus, which Zeus had once given as a present to Dardanus. It was kept in a chest, and Cassandra, or, according to others, Aeneas, left this chest behind when she quitted the city, because she knew that it would do injury to him who possessed it. When the Greeks divided the spoils of Troy among themselves, this chest fell to the share of the Thessallian Eurypylus, who on opening it suddenly fell into a state of madness. The oracle of Delphi, when consulted about his recovery, answered, " Where thou shalt see men performing a strange sacrifice, there shalt thou dedicate the chest, and there shalt thou settle." When Eurypylus came to Aroe in Achaia, it was just the season at which its inhabitants offered every year to Artemis Triclaria a human sacrifice, consisting of the fairest youth and the fairest maiden of the place. This sacrifice was offered as an atonement for a crime which had once been committed in the temple of the goddess. But an oracle had declared to them, that they should be released from the necessity of making this sacrifice, if a foreign divinity should be brought to them by a foreign king. This oracle was now fulfilled. Eurypylus on seeing the victims led to the altar was cured of his madness and perceived that this was the place pointed out to him by the oracle; and the Aroeans also, on seeing the god in the chest, remembered the old prophecy, stopped the sacrifice, and instituted a festival of Dionysus Aesymnetes, for this was the name of the god in the chest. Nine men and nine women were appointed to attend to his worship. During one night of this festival a priest carried the chest outside the town, and all the children of the place, adorned, as formerly the victims used to be, with garlands of corn-ears, went down to the banks of the river Meilichius, which had before been called Ameilichius, hung up their garlands, purified themselves, and then put on other garlands of ivy, after which they returned to the sanctuary of Dionysus Aesymnetes (Paus. vii. 19 and 20). This tradition, though otherwise very obscure, evidently points to a time when human sacrifices were abolished at Aroe by the introduction of a new worship. At Patrae in Achaia there was likewise a temple dedicated to Dionysus Aesymnetes (Paus. vii. 21.12).

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EGHION (Ancient city) ACHAIA

Zeus Homagyrius

Homagyrius, (Homagurios), i.e. the god of the assembly or league, a surname of Zeus, under which he was worshipped at Aegium, on the northwestern coast of Peloponnesus, where Agamemnon was believed to have assembled the Greek chiefs, to deliberate on the war against Troy. Under this name Zeus was also worshipped, as the protector of the Achaean league. (Paus. vii. 24.1.)


LOUSSES (Ancient city) KALAVRYTA

Artemis Hemeresia

Hemeresia, i.e. the soothing goddess, a surname of Artemis, under which she was worshipped at the well Lusi (Lousoi), in Arcadia. (Paus. viii. 18.3; Callim. Hymn. in Dian. 236.)


Heroes

ACHAIA (Ancient country) GREECE

Cometes

Eldest son of Tisamenus.


DYMI (Ancient city) PATRA

Sostratus

A Dymaean, loved by Herakles, his tomb.


ELIKI (Ancient city) EGIALIA

Agorius

Son of Damasias, brought from Helice to Elis.


OLENOS (Ancient city) PATRA

Eurypylus

Son of Dexamenus.


PAOS (Ancient city) KALAVRYTA

Euphorion

An Azenian.


PATRAI (Ancient city) ACHAIA

Eurypylus

Son of Euaemon, brings image of Dionysus in chest to Aroe (Patrae).


PSOFIS (Ancient city) ACHAIA

Alcmaeon

Son of Amphiaraus and Eriphyle, as a boy, older than Amphilochus, goes with Diomedes (to Calydon), leader of the Epigoni against Thebes, captures Thebes, kills Laodamas, learning the treachery of his mother Eriphyle, he kills her, haunted by her Fury, is purified by Phegeus at Psophis and marries Arsinoe, daughter of Phegeus, his wanderings and final purification by Achelous, marries Callirrhoe, daughter of Achelous, murdered by the sons of Phegeus, not worshipped, his tomb, statue at Delphi, Alcmaeonid, homicide of Tydeus mentioned in the.


Alcmaeon (Alkmaion). A native of Argos and son of Amphiaraus and Eriphyle. As his father, in departing on the expedition of the Seven against Thebes, had bound him and his brother Amphilochus, then mere boys, to avenge him on their faithless mother, Alcmaeon refused to take part in the second expedition, that of the Epigoni, till he had first fulfilled that filial duty; nevertheless his mother, bribed by Thersander with the garment of Harmonia, persuaded him to go. The real leader at the siege of Thebes, he slew the Theban king, Laodamas, and was the first to enter the conquered city. On returning home, he, at the bidding of the Delphian Apollo, avenged his father by slaying his mother, with, or according to some accounts, without, his brother's help; but immediately, like Orestes, he was set upon by the Furies, and wandered distracted, seeking purification and a new home. Phegeus, of the Arcadian Psophis, half purified him of his guilt, and gave him his daughter Arsinoe or Alphesiboea to wife, to whom he presented the jewels of Harmonia, which he had brought from Argos. But soon the crops failed in the land, and he fell into his distemper again, till, after many wanderings, he arrived at the mouth of the Achelous, and there, in an island that had floated up, he found the country promised by the god, which had not existed at the time of his dying mother's curse, and so he was completely cured. He married Achelous's daughter, Callirrhoe, by whom he had two sons, Acarnan and Amphoterus. Unable to withstand his wife's entreaties that she might have Harmonia's necklace and robe, he went to Phegeus in Arcadia, and begged those treasures of him, pretending that he would dedicate them at Delphi for the perfect healing of his madness. He obtained them; but Phegeus, on learning the truth, set his son to waylay him on the road, and rob him of his treasure and his life. Alcmaeon 's sons then avenged their father's death on his murderers. Alcmaeon received divine honours after death, and had a sanctuary at Thebes and a consecrated tomb at Psophis.

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Promachus and Echephron

Echephron, (Echephron), a son of Heracles and Psophis, the daughter of Xanthus or Eryx. He was twin-brother of Promachus, and both had a heroum at Psophis. (Paus. viii. 24.1, 3)


Axion

Axion. A son of Phegeus of Psophis, and brother of Temenus and Arsinoe or Alphesiboea. (Paus. viii. 24.4.) Apollodorus (iii. 7.5) calls the two sons of Phegeus, Agenor and Pronous.


Temenus

Son of Phegeus.


TRITEA (Ancient city) PATRA

Melanippos (Melanippus)

Son of Ares and Tritia.


Heroines

OLENOS (Ancient city) PATRA

Mnesimache

Daughter of Dexamenus, wooed by a centaur, rescued by Herakles, statue of.


Mnesimache

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PSOFIS (Ancient city) ACHAIA

Alphesiboea or Arsinoe

Alphesiboea (Alphesiboia) or Arsinoe (Arsinoe). Daughter of Phegeus and first wife of Alcmaeon, whom, though unfaithful, she continued to love, and was angry with her brothers for killing him. Her brothers shut her up in a box, and brought her to Agapenor, king of Tegea, pretending that she had killed her husband. Here she came by her end, having compassed her brothers' death by the hand of Alcmaeon's sons.

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Historic figures

ACHAIA (Ancient country) GREECE

Ion

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Aegialeus

Aegialeus. A son of Inachus and the Oceanid Melia, from whom the part of Peloponnesus afterwards called Achaia derived its name of Aegialeia (Apollod. ii. 1.1). According to a Sicyonian tradition he was an autochthon, brother of Phoroneus and first king of Sicyon, to whom the foundation of the town of Aegialeia was ascribed (Paus. ii. 5.5, vii. 1.1).


ANTHIA (Ancient city) ACHAIA

Antheas

Son of Eumelus, killed in driving car of Triptolemus.


DYMI (Ancient city) PATRA

Dymas

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Dymas, (Dumas), a son of Aegimius, and brother of Pamphylus and Hyllus. The three tribes into which each Doric state was divided, derived their names from these three brothers, and were called accordingly Hylleis, Dymanes, and Pamphyli. Dymas and Pamphylus were believed to have lived from the time of Heracles until the conquest of Peloponnesus, when both fell. (Apollod ii. 8.3; Schol. ad Pind. Pyth. li. 121, where the third brother is called Dorus; Paus. vii. 16.3.) There are three other mythical personages of this name. (Hom. Il. xvi. 719; Apollod. iii. 12.5 ; Ov. Met. xi. 761; Hom. Od. vi. 22; Virg. Aen. ii 310, 428.)

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ELIKI (Ancient city) EGIALIA

Helice

Helice, daughter of Selinus, and the wife of Ion. The town of Helice, in Achaia, was believed to have derived its name from her. (Paus. vii. 1.2 ; Steph. Byz. s. v.)


ERYMANTHOS (Mountain) ACHAIA

Erymanthus

Son of Aristas.


KAFKONIA (Homeric land) ILIA

Caucon

Son of Celaenus or of Lycaeon and grandson of Phlyus, brings orgies of Great Goddesses from Eleusis to Messenia, his grave, appears to Epaminondas in dream, Messenians sacrifice to him.


NONAKRIS (Ancient city) EGIALIA

Nonacris

Lycaon's wife.


PSOFIS (Ancient city) ACHAIA

Psophis

Psophis;Son of Arrhon, his ancestors. Psophis; Daughter of Xanthus or daughter of Eryx, mother of two sons by Herakles.


Phegeus

King of Phegia (Psophis) in Arcadia, at Psophis purifies Alcmaeon and gives him his daughter Arsinoe to wife, his daughter Alphesiboea marries Alcmaeon, his sons Pronous and Agenor kill Alcmaeon and dedicate necklace of Eriphyle at Delphi, Phegeus, his wife and sons killed by Alcmaeon's sons.


Phegeus. A king of Psophis in Arcadia. He was the father of Arsinoe, Pronous, Agenor, Temenus, and Axion. He purified Alcmaeon after he had slain his mother, and gave him Arsinoe (or Alphesiboea) in marriage. Alcmaeon presented her with the necklace and peplus of Harmonia; but wishing to get them back for his new wife, Callirrhoe, he was slain by the sons of Phegeus at their father's bidding. The sons of Alcmaeon then put Phegeus to death (Pausan. vi. 17, 4; viii. 24, 4; ix. 41, 2; Apollod.iii.7.6).


Erymanthus

Son of Aristas.


TRITEA (Ancient city) PATRA

Tritia

Daughter of Triton, virgin priestess of Athena, sacrifices offered to her.


VOLINA (Ancient city) ACHAIA

Bolina

A maiden loved by Apollo.


VOURA (Ancient city) DIAKOPTO

Bura

Daughter of Ion and Helice.


Bura (Boura), a daughter of Ion, the ancestral hero of the lonians, and Helice, from whom the Achaean town of Bura derived its name. (Paus. vii. 25.5; Steph. Byz. s. v.)


Kings

ACHAIA (Ancient country) GREECE

Selinus (Selinos)

King of Aegialus.


Daimenes

Son of Tisamenus.


Sparton

Son of Tisamenus.


Tellis

Son of Tisamenus, an Achaean leader.


Leontomenes

Son of Tisamenus.


Damasias

Son of Penthilus, an Achaean leader.


OLENOS (Ancient city) PATRA

Dexamenus

King of Olenus, receives Herakles, father of Eurypylus.


PSOFIS (Ancient city) ACHAIA

Agenor

Agenor. A son of Phegeus, king of Psophis, in Arcadia. He was brother of Pronous and Arsinoe, who was married to Alcmaeon, but was abandoned by him. When Alcmaeon wanted to give the celebrated necklace and peplus of Harmonia to his second wife Calirrhoe, the daughter of Achelous, he was slain by Agenor and Pronous at the instigation of Phegeus. But when the two brothers came to Delphi, where they intended to dedicate the necklace and peplus, they were killed by Amphoterus and Acarnan, the sons of Alcmaeon and Calirrhoe. (Apollod. iii. 7. § 5.) Pausanias (viii. 24. § 4), who relates the same story, calls the children of Phegeus, Temenus, Axion, and Alphesiboea


Personifications

ERYMANTHOS (Mountain) ACHAIA

KRATHIS (River) ACHAIA

Nike (Victory)

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Nike

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Ge Eurysternos

Eurysternos, (Eurusternos), that is, the goddess with a broad chest, is a surname of Ge (Hes. Theog. 117), under which she had a sanctuary on the Crathis near Aegae in Achaia, with a very ancient statue. (Paus. vii. 25.8, v. 14.8.)


STYX (Waterfall) EGIALIA

Charon

Charon, a son of Erebos, the aged and dirty ferryman in the lower world, who conveyed in his boat the shades of the dead--though only of those whose bodies were buried--across the rivers of the lower world. (Virg. Aen. vi. 295, &c.; Senec. Herc. fur. 764). For this service he was paid by each shade with an obolus or danace, which coin was placed in the mouth of every dead body previous to its burial. This notion of Charon seems to be of late origin, for it does not occur in any of the early poets of Greece (Paus. x. 28.1; Juven. iii. 267; Eustath. ad Hom.). Charon was represented in the Lesche of Delphi by Polygnotus.


Nike (victory)

Born of Pallas and Styx, altar of, bronze images of, gilt image, golden figures, figure of gold and ivory, in hand of Athena, in hand of Zeus, in chariot, in or on gables of temples, on crown of Nemesis, on eagles, four dancing figures of Victory at four feet of throne of Zeus, image of Victory on pillar dedicated by Messenians at Olympia, dedicated by Tegeans at Delphi, image of winged Victory, image and temple of Wingless Victory at Athens, cannot fly away.


Bia

Bia, the personification of mighty force, is described as the daughter of the Titan Pallas and Styx, and as a sister of Zelos, Cratos, and Nice. (Hesiod. Theog. 385; Aeschyl. Prom. 12)


Persons related to the place

AROI (Ancient city) PATRA

Triptolemos

Triptolemus came from Attica, he received from him cultivated corn, and, learning how to found a city, named it Aroe from the tilling of the soil. (Paus. 7.18.2)


Remarkable selections

EGIRA (Ancient city) ACHAIA

Sympathes

In this building at Aegeira is also an old man in the attitude of a mourner, three women taking off their bracelets, and likewise three lads, with a man wearing a breastplate. They say that in a war of the Achaeans this last man fought more bravely than any other soldier of Aegeira, but was killed. His surviving brothers carried home the news of his death, and therefore in mourning for him his sisters are discarding their ornaments, and the natives call the father Sympathes, because even in the statue he is a piteous figure. (Paus. 7.26.9)


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