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Alagonia (Ancient Greek : Ἀλαγονία) was a town of ancient Laconia, ancient Greece, near the Messenian frontier, belonging to the Eleuthero-Lacones, containing temples of the Greek gods Dionysus and Artemis. This town was 30 stadia distant from Gerenia. [1]

The city was named after the mythological Alagonia, a daughter of Zeus and Europa. [1] [2] [3]

Its site is tentatively located near the modern Anatoliko. [4] [5]

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References

  1. 1 2 Pausanias, Description of Greece iii. 21. § 6-7, iii. 26. § 8-11
  2. Natalis Comes, Mythologiae viii.23
  3. Schmitz, Leonhard (1867), "Alagonia", in Smith, William (ed.), Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology , 1, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, p. 88
  4. Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World . Princeton University Press. p. 58, and directory notes accompanying.
  5. Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

PD-icon.svg  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain :  Smith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Alagonia". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography . London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 36°57′20″N22°15′40″E / 36.955566°N 22.261205°E / 36.955566; 22.261205