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Place in Arcadia beside river Ladon (Paus. 8,25,2). The village has maintained the ancient name of the place.

Ancient place-names

ACHAIA (Ancient country) GREECE

Charadrus river

River of Achaia, of Argolis, of Messenia, of Phocis.

Selinus (Selinos) river

River of Achaia.

Pirus or Pierus river

River of Achaia.


  Chelonatas (Chelonatas), a promontory of Achaia, and the most westerly point of the Peloponnesus, distant, according to Pliny, two miles from Cyllene. (Strab. viii. pp. 335, 338, 342; Paus. i. 2. § 4; Agathem. i. 5; Plin. iv. 5. s. 6; Mel. ii. 3.) It has been disputed whether Chelonatas corresponds to C. Glarentza (Klarentza) or to C. Tornese, both of them being promontories of the peninsula of Khlemutzi. There can be little doubt, however, that C. Tornese, the most southerly of the two, is the ancient Chelonatas, both because there is near it the small island mentioned by Strabo, and because it is distant two miles from Glarentza, the ancient Cyllene. It is probable, however, that the name Chelonatas was originally given to the whole peninsula of Khlemutzi, from its supposed resemblance to a tortoise. (Leake, Peloponnesiaca, p. 210.)



Tributary of Alpheus.


Tributary of Alpheus

The river Buphagus

Tributary of Alpheus, divides territories of Megapolis and Heraea.

The river Gortynius

River of Arcadia, tributary of Alpheus, also called Lusius.

Brentheates river

Tributary of Alpheus.


Tributary of Alpheus.


Tributary of Alpheus.


River of Arcadia.


Tributary of Alpheus.


Tributary of Alpheus.


Tributary of Alpheus.


River of Arcadia, tributary of Alpheus.


Tributary of Alpheus.


Tributary of Alpheus.


Tributary of Alpheus.


River of Arcadia.

Selinus (Selinos)

River of Elis.

Kladeos (Cladeus)

River at Olympia, tributary of Alpheus, most honoured by Eleans after Alpheus, figure of, altar of.

Leucyanias river

Not far from it is a sanctuary of Dionysus Leucyanites, whereby flows a river Leucyanias. This river too is a tributary of the Alpheius; it descends from Mount Pholoe.





ALIFIRA (Ancient city) ILIA

Tritonis fountain

Fountain at Aliphera.


A river in the territory of Argos Amphilochicum.

ARGYRA (Ancient city) RIO


A spring.


Chalkis Mountain

Over the mountain was built the city (Strav. 10,2,4). Nowadays named Varassova and Galatas.

EGHION (Ancient city) ACHAIA

Phoinix (Phoenix)

River of Achaia.


River of Achaia.

HERAKLIA (Ancient city) ILIA

Cytherus river

River of Elis.

ILIA (Ancient country) GREECE

Typaeum Mountain

Mountain of Elis.

Piera fountain

Fountain between Olympia and Elis.

Larisus River

River, boundary between Elis and Achaia, battle at.

Bady Water

Perseus Encyclopedia

ILIS (Ancient city) ILIA


Place near Elis, the tomb also of Pyrrhon , son of Pistocrates, a sophist who never brought himself to make a definite admission on any matter. It is said that Petra was a township in ancient times.(Paus. 6.24.5)

Kallirhoe (Callirhoe)

Spring in Calydon.

LEPREON (Ancient city) ILIA

Arene spring

Spring at Lepreus.

The River Leucyanias

Not far from it is a sanctuary of Dionysus Leucyanites, whereby flows a river Leucyanias. This river too is a tributary of the Alpheius; it descends from Mount Pholoe.


Mountain of Taphiassus

Over it, was built the city (Strav. 10,2,4).


Anticyra town

Anticyra, a town in Locris, which most modern commentators identify with the Phocian Anticyra. Livy, however, expressly says (xxvi. 26) that the Locrian Anticyra was situated on the left. hand in entering the Corinthian gulf, and at a short distance both by sea and land from Naupactus; whereas the Phocian Anticyra was nearer the extremity than the entrance of the Corinthian gulf, and was 60 miles distant from Naupactus. Moreover Strabo speaks of three Anticyrae, one in Phocis, a second on the Maliac gulf, and a third in the country of the western Locri, or Locri Ozolae. Horace, likewise, in a well-known passage (Ars Poet. 300) speaks of three Anticyrae, and represents them all as producing hellebore. (Leake, Ibid. p. 543.)

PATRAI (Ancient city) ACHAIA


River of Achaia.


River afterwards called Milichus.


Ladon river

River of Elis, tributary of Peneus.

Ladon. A small river in Elis, rising on the frontiers of Achaia, and falling into the Peneus.

PISSATIS (Ancient area) ILIA

Diagon river

At this ridge which has the same name as the robber, a river, falling into the Alpheius from the south, just opposite the Erymanthus, is the boundary between the land of Pisa and Arcadia; it is called the Diagon.

RION (Ancient city) RIO


Panormus (Panormos: Eth. Panormites). A harbour of Achaia, 15 stadia E. of the promontory of Rhium. The bay is now called Tekieh from a tekieh or tomb of a Turkish saint, which formerly stood upon it. (Paus. vii. 22. § 10; Thuc. ii. 86; Polyb. v. 1.02; Plin. iv. 5 ; Leake, Morea, vol. iii. p. 195.)

SAMIKON (Ancient city) ILIA

Anigrus or Menius river

Anigrus (Anigros: Mavro-potamo, i. e. Black River), a small river in the Triphylian Elis, called Minyeius (Minueios) by Homer (Il. xi. 721), rises in Mt. Lapithas, and before reaching the Ionian sea loses itself near Samicum in pestilential marshes. Its waters had an offensive smell, and its fish were not eatable. This was ascribed to the Centaurs having washed in the water after they had been wounded by the poisoned arrows of Heracles. Near Samicum were caverns sacred to the nymphs Anigrides (Anigrides or Anigriades), where persons with cutaneous diseases were cured by the waters of the river. General Gordon, who visited these caverns in 1835, found in one of them water distilling from the rock, and bringing with it a pure yellow sulphur. The Acidas, which some persons regarded as the Iardanus of Homer, flowed into the Anigrus. (Strab.; Paus. v. 5.3, 7, seq. v. 6.3; Ov. Met. xv. 281; Leake, Morea, vol. i. pp. 54, 66, seq., Peloponnesiaca, pp. 108, 110; Ross, Reisen im Peloponnes, vol. i. p. 105.)

This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited October 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks



Oak forest in Arcadia.



Mountain of Arcadia.


Rivers flowing past the district

There flow through the land of Theisoa the following tributaries of the Alpheius, the Mylaon, Nus, Achelous, Celadus, and Naliphus.

VOLINA (Ancient city) ACHAIA


River of Achaia.

VOURA (Ancient city) DIAKOPTO

Buraicus River

River of Achaia.

Mountain peaks


Mountain and river of Arcadia and Achaia. It is to the E of the Aroania and belongs to them (Ekd. Athinon, Pausaniou Periegissis, vol. 4, p. 238, note 4).


KYNETHA (Ancient city) ACHAIA


Spring at Cynaethae, heals persons bitten by mad dogs (Paus. 8,19,3). Today we usually identify it with the fountain Lyssovrissi, to the SW of Kalavrita (Ekd. Athinon, Pausaniou Periegissis, vol. 4, p. 249, note 2).


The River Mazeiko

It has its sources at the Aroanian mountains and it flows into the Ladon.

Synonymous locations

KERYNIA (Ancient city) ACHAIA

Cerynites River

River of Achaia.

Ceryneia Mount

Modern Klokos

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