Dulichium

Dulichium

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dulichium, Dolicha, or Doliche was a place noted by numerous ancient writers that was either a city on, or an island off, the Ionian Sea coast of Acarnania, Greece. In the Iliad, Homer says that Meges, son of Phyleus, led 40 ships to Troy from Dulichium and the sacred islands he calls Echinae (the Echinades), which are situated beyond the sea, opposite Elis. Phyleus was the son of Augeas, king of the Epeians in Elis, who emigrated to Dulichium because he had incurred his father's anger. In the Odyssey, Dulichium is frequently mentioned along with Same, Zacynthus, and Ithaca as one of the islands subject to Odysseus, and is celebrated for its fertility. The site of Dulichium gave rise to much dispute in antiquity. Hellanicus supposed that it was the ancient name of Kefalonia; and Andron, that it was one of the cities of Kefalonia, which Pherecydes supposed to be Pale, an opinion supported by Pausanias. However, Strabo maintains that Dulichium was one of the Echinades, and identifies it with Dolicha, an island which he describes as situated opposite Oeniadae (Oinadai) and the mouth of the Achelous, and distant 100 stadia from the promontory of Araxos (Araxus) in Elis.show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135740210
  • 9786135740219