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Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)


  Afterwards Arsinoe. Konope: Eth. Konopeus, Konopites, Konopaios Arsinoe: Eth. Arsinoites, Arsinoeus: Anghelokastro. A town of Aetolia, near the eastern bank of the Achelous, and 20 stadia from the ford of this river. It was only a village, till it was enlarged by Arsinoe, the wife and sister of Ptolemy Philadelphus. Polybius, in his history of the Social War (B.C. 220--217), calls it Conope, though elsewhere he calls it Arsinoe or Arsinoia (Arsinoia). It is mentioned by Cicero under the name of Arsinoe. Near this town the river Cyathus flowed into the Achelous from the lake Hyria, which is also called Conope by Antoninus Liberalis.

This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited June 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks

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