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Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities


Lycorea (Lukoreia). An ancient town at the foot of Mount Lycorea, which was the southern of the two peaks of Mount Parnassus. Hence Apollo derived the name of Lycoreus.

...to the highest part of the range (of Parnassus) a little north of Delphi, where it attains an elevation of some 8000 English feet. Its twin peaks are called Tithorea (Tithorea) and Lycorea (Lukoreia). Here the mountain forms a crescent-shaped curve of cliffs, known as Phaidriades or ?the resplendent,? since they face south and receive the full rays of the sun during the heat of the day. On the southern slope of Parnassus lay Delphi. The modern name is Liakoura. On the sides of Parnassus were many caves, romantic grottoes, and ravines, and it was regarded as a principal abode of Apollo and the Muses. On Mount Lycorea was the Corycian cave of the latter, and just above Delphi lay the famous Castalian spring flowing from between the two cliffs known as Nauplia and Hyamplia.

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Lycorea, Lykorea, Lycoreia

Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)


... The population of Delphi came from Lycoreia (Lukoreia), a town situated upon one of the heights of Parnassus above the sanctuary. This town is said to have been founded by Deucalion, and from it the Delphian nobles, at all events, derived their origin. Hence, Plutarch tells us that the five chief-priests of the god, called Hosioi, were chosen by lot from a number of families who derived their descent from Deucalion. (Strab. ix. pp. 418, 423; Schol. ad Apoll. Rhod. ii. 711; Paus. x. 6. ยง 2; Plut. Quaest. Graec. 9, p. 380.) The remains of Lycoreia are found at the village of Liakura. Muller conjectures, with much probability, that the inhabitants of Lycoreia were Dorians, who had spread from the Dorian Tetrapolis over the heights of Parnassus. At all events, we know that a Doric dialect was spoken at Delphi; and the oracle always showed a leaning towards the Greeks of the Doric race. Moreover, that the Delphians were of a different race from the Phocians is clear from the antipathy which always existed between the two peoples...

This extract 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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