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The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites
A rock situated N of Lake Copais and the Melas river, 5 km NE of Orchomenos
and W of Topolia. Ranging in height from 250 to 150 m, it is easily recognized
by the mediaeval tower rising in the middle of it (whence the popular name).
Pelopidas fought the Spartans here in 375 B.C. Two miraculous springs
gushed forth by the Temple of Apollo, no trace of which remains. It was the seat
of an Oracle of Apollo Tegyraios up to the Median wars (Plut. Ages. 286; De def.
or. 412 B).
It is unlikely that this small rocky island can be identified with
Delos, as has been claimed. Nearby is the Church of Haghios Nikolaos sta Kambia
Y. Bequignon, ed.
This text is from: The Princeton encyclopedia of classical sites,
Princeton University Press 1976. Cited Nov 2002 from
Perseus Project URL below, which contains bibliography & interesting hyperlinks.
Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)
Tegura: Eth. Tegureus. A village of Boeotia, near Orchomenus, and
situated above the marshes of the river Melas. It was celebrated for its oracle
and Temple of Apollo, who was even said to have been born there. In its neighbourhood
was a mountain named Delos. Leake places Tegyra at Xeropyrgo, situated 3 miles
ENE. of Skripu (Orchomenus), on the heights which bound the marshes.
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
- Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD)
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