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Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities
A lofty range of mountains in Northern Greece, a portion of the great backbone which runs through the centre of Greece from north to south. The name of Pindus was confined to that part of the chain which separates Thessaly and Epirus; and its most northerly and also highest part was called Lacmon.
- Perseus: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities (1898)
Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)
Pindus (Pindos, Herod. i. 56, vii. 129; Strab. ix. pp. 428, 430, et
alii), a long and lofty range of mountains in Northern Greece, running from north
to south about midway between the Ionian and Aegaean seas, and forming the back-bone
of the country, like the Apennines of the Italian peninsula. It is in fact a continuation
of the same range which issues from the Balkan Mountains, and it takes the name
of Pindus where it first intersects the northern boundary of Hellas Proper at
the 40th degree of latitude. Pindus forms the boundary between Thessaly and Epeirus.
In its northern part it is called Lacmon or Lacmus, and here the five principal
rivers of Northern Greece rise, - the Haliacmon, Peneius, Achelous, Arachthus,
and Aous. To that part of the range S. of Lacmon the name of Cercetium was given.
(Kerketion, Steph. B. s. v. Pialia; Kerketesion oros, Ptol. iii. 13. § 19; Liv.
xxxii. 14; Plin. iv. 8. s. 15.) Mount Cercetium is probably the main ridge of
Khassia; and one of the principal passes from Epeirus into Thessaly lay across
this mountain. (Leake, Northern Greece, vol. iv. pp. 528, 529.) Still further
south, at the 39th degree of latitude, a point in the range of Pindus is called
Tymphrestus (Tumphrestos, Strab. ix. p. 433), now Velukhi; and from it branch
off the two chains of Othrys and Oeta, the former running nearly due east, and
the latter more towards the south-east. A little S. of Tymphrestus the range of
Pindus divides into two branches, and no longer bears the same name.
This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited August 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks
- Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD)
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