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Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)
Kardamule: Eth. Kardamulites. A town of Messenia, and one of the seven
places offered by Agamemnon to Achilles. (Il. ix. 150, 292.) It was situated on
a strong rocky height at the distance of seven stadia from the sea, and sixty
from Leuctra. (Paus. iii. 26. § 7; Strab. viii.) It is called a Laconian town
by Herodotus (viii. 73), since the whole of Messenia was included in the territories
of Laconia at the time of the historian. It again became a town of Messenia on
the restoration of the independence of the latter; but it was finally separated
from Messenia by Augustus, and annexed to Laconia. (Paus. l. c.) Pausanias mentions
at Cardamyle sanctuaries of Athena and of Apollo Carneius; and in the neighbourhood
of the town a temenus of the Nereids. There are considerable ruins of the town
to the NE. of the modern Skardhamula, at the distance of 1300 (French) metres
from the sea.
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)
Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities
A town in Messenia; now Scardamoula.
- Perseus: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities (1898)
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