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date: 01 December 2022



  • Thomas James Dunbabin,
  • Robert J. Hopper
  •  and Antony Spawforth


Alpheus (Ἀλφειός), the largest river of the *Peloponnese, rises in south *Arcadia near Asea and flows past *Olympia to the Ionian Sea. Its main tributaries are the Arcadian Ladon and Erymanthus; the Cladeus joins it at one corner of the ancient sanctuary at Olympia. As early as Homer (Il.


  • Greek Myth and Religion

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