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LYKOA (FAL), Ancient city, FALANTHOS

Information on the area

Mythology (2)

Eponymous founders or settlers


Son of Lycaon.

Gods & demigods

Artemis Lycoatis

Lycoatis (Lukoatis), a surname of Artemis, who had a temple at Lycoa, in Arcadia. (Paus. viii. 36. 5.)

Ancient literary sources (1)

Perseus Encyclopedia


City of Arcadia.

Information about the place (1)

Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)


Lycoa: (Lukoa: Eth. Lukoates), a town of Arcadia in the district Maenalia, at the foot of Mt. Maenalus, with a temple of Artemis Lycoatis. It was in ruins in the time of Pausanias, and is represented by the Paleokastron between Arachova and Karteroli. There was another Lycoa not far from the Alpheius, near its junction with the Lusius or Gortynius, at the foot of Mt. Lycaeus.It has been conjectured that the proper name of the latter of these towns was Lycaea, since Pausanias (viii. 27. § 4) speaks of the Lycaeatae (Lukaiatai) as a people in the district of Cynuria, and Stephanus mentions a town Lycaea (Lukaia). (Leake, Morea, vol. ii. p. 304.)

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

Monuments reported by ancient authors (1)

Ancient sanctuaries

Sanctuary of Artemis Lycoan

Under the fringe of the Maenalian are traces of a city Lycoa, a sanctuary of Artemis Lycoan, and a bronze image of her.

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