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According to Ephorus: When Cresphontes took Messenia, he divided it into five cities; and so, since Stenyclarus was situated in the center of this country, he designated it as a royal residence for himself, while as for the others--Pylus, Rhium, Mesola, and Hyameitis--he sent kings to them, after conferring on all the Messenians equal rights with the Dorians; but since this irritated the Dorians, he changed his mind, gave sanction to Stenyclarus alone as a city, and also gathered into it all the Dorians.

Perseus Encyclopedia


City of Messenia, palace of Messenian kings at, scene of a battle between Spartans and Messenians.


Descendants of Aepytus.

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