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date: 04 December 2022



  • John Buckler


Ascra (local form: Askre), a Greek village in the territory of *Thespiae, founded by Diocles and the *Aloadae, best known as the home of *Hesiod, who defamed it forever by describing it as ‘bad in winter, hard in summer, but never good’ (Op.640). Located in the Valley of the Muses on Mt. *Helicon, the site of the village is still marked by a stone tower.


  • Ancient Geography

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