Town of Teumesssus in Boeotia


  • Vicus or canabae
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)



Glisas in Boeotia

Boeotian town.



Thebes [Beotia]

Ancient Greek city - modern Thíva

Archaeological Museum of Thebes

Archeologiko Mousio Thivon


Surroundings (Panoramio)


Teumessus was upon the road from Thebes to Chalcis according to Pausanias: On this highway is a place called Teumessus, where it is said that Europa was hidden by Zeus. There is also another legend, which tells of a fox called the Teumessian fox, how owing to the wrath of Dionysus the beast was reared to destroy the Thebans, and how, when about to be caught by the hound given by Artemis to Procris the daughter of Erechtheus, the fox was turned into a stone, as was likewise this hound. In Teumessus there is also a sanctuary of Telchinian Athena, which contains no image. As to her surname, we may hazard the conjecture that a division of the Telchinians who once dwelt in Cyprus came to Boeotia and established a sanctuary of Telchinian Athena1.


  1. Pausanias, Description of Greece IX.
  2. Teumessus in: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, illustrated by numerous engravings on wood. William Smith, LLD. London. Walton and Maberly, Upper Gower Street and Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row; John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1854


  1. Paus. IX.19.1