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Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities


A town of northern Phocis, with a shrine of Dionysus.

Perseus Project

  Pausanias states that the correct form of the name was Amphikleia, and appeared in the Dogma of the Amphiktyons on the destruction of the Phokian cities; but Herodotos men Amphikaian ekalesen hepomenos toi archaiotatoi ton logon. Amphikaia was certainly the epichorian form, as is proved by the local legend narrated by Pausanias. This form was associated with a cult of Dionysos, and cures were effected di oneirhaton. The site is identified, apparently, on the hills to the south of Kephisos, below and east of Lilaia, just above the modern Dadi (Frazer v. 420): Pausanias' measurements here appear untrustworthy: Bursian i. 162

Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)

Amphicaea, Amphicleia

  Amphicaea or Amphicleia (Amphikaia, Herod., Steph. B.; Amphikleia, Paus.: Eth. Amphikaieus, Amphikleieus, a town in the N. of Phocis, distant 60 stadia from Lilaea, and 15 stadia from Tithronium. It was destroyed by the army of Xerxes in his invasion of Greece. Although Herodotus calls it Amphicaea, following the most ancient traditions, the Amphictyons gave it the name of Amphicleia in their decree respecting rebuilding the town. It also bore for some time the name of Ophiteia (Ophiteia), in consequence of a legend, which Pausanias relates. The place was celebrated in the time of Pausanias for the worship of Dionysus, to which an inscription refers, found at Dhadhi, the site of the ancient town. (Herod. viii. 33; Paus. x. 3. § 2, x. 33. § 9, seq.; Leake, Northern Greece, vol. ii. pp. 75, 86.)

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

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