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Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)

Maenalus

  Mainalos: Eth. Mainalios, Mainalites, Mainaleus. A town of Arcadia, and the capital of the district Maenalia (Mainalia), which formed part of the territory of Megalopolis upon the foundation of the latter city. The town Maenalus was in ruins in the time of Pausanias, who mentions a temple of Athena, a stadium, and a hippodrome, as belonging to the place. (Paus. viii. 3. § 4, 36. § 8; Steph. B. s. v.) Its site is uncertain. Ross supposes that the remains of polygonal walls on the isolated hill, on the right bank of the river Helisson and opposite the village Davia, represent Maenalus; and this appears more probable than the opinion of Leake, who identifies this site with Dipaea, and thinks that Maenalus stood on Mt. Apano-khrepa. (Ross, Reisen im Peloponnes vol. i., Leake, Morea, vol. ii., Peloponnesiaca.)

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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