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Apobathmi

Apobathmi, (Apobathoi), a small place in Argolis, near the frontiers of Cynuria, was said to have been so called from Danaus landing at this spot. (Paus. ii. 38. § 4.) The surrounding country was also called Pyramia (Puramia), from the monuments in the form of pyramids found here. (Plut. Pyrrh. 32; Ross, Reisen im Peloponnes, p. 152.)


Anigraea

District of Argolis


The road (from Argolis) to Thyrea and Sparta is the same as the one to Tegea, till it reaches... Lerna. (Paus. ii. 36. § 6, seq.) After leaving Lerna, the road passes by Genesium, and the place called Apobathmi, where Danaus is said to have landed, in the neighbourhood of the modern village of Kyveri. To the S. of Kyveri begins the rugged road across the mountains, anciently called Anigraea (Anigraia), running along the west into the plain of Thyrea. (Paus. ii. 38. § 4, seq.) Shortly before descending into the Thyreatic plain, the traveller arrives opposite the Anavolos (Anabolos), which is a copious source of fresh water rising in the sea...

This extract 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


Genesium

Genesium (Genesion), a place in the Argeia upon the Argolic gulf, S. of Lerna, and N. of the mountain pass, called Anigraea, leading into the Thyreatis. (Paus. ii. 38. § 4.) Pausanias, in another passage (viii. 7. § 2), calls the place Genethlium (Genethlion), and says less correctly that near it was the spring of fresh water rising in the sea, called Dine; whereas this spring of fresh water is to the S. of the Anigraea. Near this place Danaus is said to have landed. No remains of Genesium have been found, but it must have stood near the village of Kyveri. (Leake, Morea, vol. ii. pp. 477, 480; Boblaye, Recherches, &c. p. 48; Ross, Reisen im Peloponnes, p. 152; Curtius, Peloponnesos, vol. ii p. 371.)

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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