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The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites

Glaphyrai

  A town near Lake Boibeis, mentioned in Homer but not by later authors; it belonged to Magnesia. The site is now generally taken to be the hill N of the village of Kaprena near modern Glafira. Leake was able to trace the full circuit of the walls, built of roughly shaped blocks in irregular courses, and reported considerable remains of walls inside. Inscriptions found there indicate that the town continued to be inhabited in the Classical period.

M. H. Mc Allister, 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)

Glaphyrae

  Glaphupai. A town of Thessaly, mentioned by Homer along with Boebe and Iolcos (II. ii. 712; comp. Steph. B. s. v.), but of which the name does not subsequently occur. Leake conjectures that it is represented by the Hellenic ruins situated upon one of the hills above the modern village of Kaprena, between Boebe and Iolcos. The entire circuit of the citadel on the summit of the hill may be traced, and on its lower side part of the wall is still standing.

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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