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Magnesia

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Magnesia

  Peninsula of Thessalia north of Euboea.
  Magnesia owed its name to the mythological hero Magnes, a son of Aeolus, who was himself the father of Polydectes, the tyrant of the island of Seriphos where Perseus, still a baby, and his mother Danae landed after being abandoned at sea by Danae's father Acrisius, and of Dictys, who found them and became their protector against his brother who had fallen in love with Danae.

Bernard Suzanne (page last updated 1998), ed.
This text is cited July 2003 from the Plato and his dialogues URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks.


Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities

Magnesia

A narrow strip of country along the eastern coast of Thessaly, extending from the Peneus on the north to the Pagasaean Gulf on the south. Its inhabitants, the Magnetes, are said to have founded the two cities in Asia mentioned below.

Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)

Magnesia

  Magnesia, inhabited by the Magnets (Magnetes), was the long and narrow slip of country between Mts. Ossa and Pelion on the W. and the sea on the E., and extending from the mouth of the Peneius on the N. to the Pagasaean gulf on the S. The Magnetes were members of the Amphictyonic league, and were settled in this district in the Homeric times. (Il. ii. 756.) The Thessalian Magnetes are said to have founded the Asiatic cities of Magnesia on Mt. Sipylus and of Magnesia on the river Maeander. (Aristot. ap. Athen. iv. p. 173; Conon, 29; Strab. xiv. p. 647).

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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