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  Triopium (Triopion akron: C. Crio), the promontory at the eastern extremity of the peninsula of Gnidus, forming at the same time the southwestern extremity of Asia Minor. (Thucyd. viii. 35, 60; Scylax, p. 38; Pomp. Mela, i. 16.) On the summit of this promontory a temple of Apollo, hence called the Triopian, seems to have stood, near which games were celebrated, whence Scylax calls the promontory the akroterion hieron. According to some authorities the town of Cnidus itself also bore the name of Triopium, having, it is said, been founded by Triopas. (Steph. B. s. v. Triopion; Plin. v. 29, who calls it Triopia; Eustath. ad Horn. Il. iv. 341)

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


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