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Summary

Lyrceia, Lyrceium in Argolida.

Class:

  • Rural settlement
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

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Annotation

Pausanias: 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 it50 on the list before Phlius and Sicyon, which order corresponds to the position of the towns in the Argive territory.

See:

  1. William Gell, The itinerary of Greece, with a comm. on Pausanias and Strabo and an account of the monuments of antiquity at present existing, London 1810, p. 86
  2. Pausanias, Description of Greece II. 25.4-6