Lacmon (Lakmon, Hecat. Fr. 70; Herod. ix. 92; Steph. B. s. v.) or Lacmus (Lakmos, Strab. vi. p. 271, vii. p. 316), the highest summit of Mount Pindus, the Zygos or ridge of Metzovo. This is geographically the most remarkable mountain in Greece; situated in the heart of Pindus as to its breadth, and centrally also in the longitudinal chain which pervades the continent from N. to S.: it gives rise to five principal rivers, in fact to all the great streams of Northern Greece except the Spercheius ; north-eastward to the Haliacmon, south-eastward to the Peneius, southward to the Achelous, south-westward to the Arachthus, and north-westward to the Aous. (Leake, Northern Greece, vol. i. pp. 294, 411-415, vol. iv. pp. 240, 261, 276.)
This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited July 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks
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