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date: 24 April 2024

Thesprotilocked

Thesprotilocked

  • Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière Hammond

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Thesproti, a people mentioned in Homer's Odyssey with a king of *Ephyra in the Acheron valley (in this region a tholos-tomb and Mycenaean weapons have been found; see mycenaean civilization) and probably extending over *Epirus in the late bronze age. Later confined to south-west Epirus, their territory included for a time *Dodona and always the Nekyomanteion or Oracle of the Dead.

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  • Greek History and Historiography

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