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Summary

Alalcomenae

Class:

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

Identifiers:

Nearby

Koroneia

Koroneia

Tilphossion

Tilphossion

Battle of Coronea in 394 BC

Battle in the Corinthian War.

Battle of Orchomenus in 85 BC.

Battle of First Mithridatic War.

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Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

First town is mentioned by Homerus: Twain of the goddesses hath Menelaus for helpers, even Argive Hera, and Alalcomenean Athene1. Pausanias: Alalcomenae is a small village, and it lies at the very foot of a mountain of no great height. Its name, some say, is derived from Alalcomeneus, an aboriginal, by whom Athena was brought up; others declare that Alalcomenia was one of the daughters of Ogygus. At some distance from the village on the level ground has been made a temple of Athena with an ancient image of ivory2. and Not far from Alalcomenae is a grove of oaks. Here the trunks of the oaks are the largest in Boeotia3.

See:

  1. Homer. The Iliad with an English Translation by A.T. Murray, Ph.D. in two volumes. Cambridge, MA., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1924.
  2. Pausanias, Description of Greece with an English Translation by W.H.S. Jones, Litt.D., and H.A. Ormerod, M.A., in 4 Volumes. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1918

References

  1. Homerus, Ilias IV. 8
  2. Pausanias, IX.33.5
  3. Pausanias IX.4