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Perseus Encyclopedia


City at foot of Ithome, founded by Epaminondas, seized by Demetrius, son of Philip, seized by Nabis, its strong walls.



Messene comes after Triphylia; and there is a cape which is common to both; and after this cape come Cyparissia and Coryphasium. Above Coryphasium and the sea, at a distance of seven stadia, lies a mountain, Aegaleum.


They determined next, according to the tradition, to divide their host into three parts, and to establish three States,--Argos, Messene and Lacedaemon.

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