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FLIOUS (Ancient city) NEMEA
Old name of Phliasia and Phlius.



ORNIES (Ancient city) NEMEA
  The distance from Argos to Lyrcea is about sixty stades, and the distance from Lyrcea to Orneae is the same. Homer in the Catalogue makes no mention of the city Lyrcea, because at the time of the Greek expedition against Troy it already lay deserted; Omeae, however, was inhabited, and in his poem he places it1 on the list before Phlius and Sicyon, which order corresponds to the position of the towns in the Argive territory.
  The name is derived from Orneus, the son of Erechtheus. This Orneus begat Peteos, and Peteos begat Menestheus, who, with a body of Athenians, helped Agamemnon to destroy the kingdom of Priam. From him then did Omeae get its name, and afterwards the Argives removed all its citizens, who thereupon came to live at Argos. At Orneae are a sanctuary and an upright wooden image of Artemis; there is besides a temple devoted to all the gods in common. On the further side of Orneae are Sicyonia and Phliasia. (2.25.5-6)

Perseus Encyclopedia


FLIOUS (Ancient city) NEMEA
A town in Argolis, its contingent at Thermopylae .


KELEES (Ancient city) NEMEA
Place in Phliasia, named after Celeus, mysteries of Demeter held at.


KLEONES (Ancient city) NEMEA
City of Argolis, Herakles at, the Molionides killed by Herakles at, Herakles murders sons of Actor at, some Mycenaeans settle at.

Orneai or Orneae

ORNIES (Ancient city) NEMEA
city of Argolis: Paus. 2.25.5 ff.
called Ornea by Homer: Paus. 2.12.5
people of O. defeat Sicyonians and dedicate bronze figures to Apollo at Delphi: Paus. 10.18.5
city destroyed and inhabitants removed to Argos: Paus. 2.25.6, 8, Paus. 8.27.1



FLIOUS (Ancient city) NEMEA
The coyntry Phliasia it had a city of the same name as the country; but the inhabitants later emigrated from here, and at a distance of thirty stadia founded a city which they called Phlius...
Phlius is situated in the center of a circle formed by Sicyonia, Argeia, Cleonae and Stymphalus. In Phlius and Sicyon the temple of Dia is held in honor; and Dia is their name for Hebe. (Strabo 8.6.24)


KLEONES (Ancient city) NEMEA
Cleonae is a town situated by the road that leads from Argos to Corinth, on a hill which is surrounded by dwellings on all sides and is well fortified, so that in my opinion Homer's words, "well-built Cleonae," (Srabo 8.6.19)


ORNIES (Ancient city) NEMEA
Nor yet does Homer know Lyrceium nor Orneae, which are villages in Argeia, the former bearing the same name as the mountain near it and the latter the same as the Orneae which is situated between Corinth and Sicyon.(Strabo 8.6.17)

Orneae is named after the river that flows past it. It is deserted now, although formerly it was well peopled, and had a temple of Priapus that was held in honor; and it was from Orneae that the Euphronius who composed the Priapeia calls the god "Priapus the Orneatan." Orneae is situated above the plain of the Sicyonians, but the country was possessed by the Argives. (Strabo 8.6.24)


VEMVINA (Ancient small town) NEMEA
And here too, between Cleonae and Phlius, are Nemea and the sacred precinct in which the Argives are wont to celebrate the Nemean Games, and the scene of the myth of the Nemean lion, and the village Bembina.

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