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Xenophon, Anabasis (ed. Carleton L. Brownson), Book 5, chapter 3 (search)
obably due to his taking part in the expedition of Cyrus. cp. Xen. Anab. 3.1.5. and while he was living at Scillus, near Olympia, where he had been established as a colonist by the Lacedaemonians, Megabyzus came to Olympia to attend the games and reOlympia to attend the games and returned to him his deposit. Upon receiving it Xenophon bought a plot of ground for the goddess in a place which Apollo's oracle appointed.
As it chanced, there flowed through the plot a river named Selinus; and at Ephesus likewise a Selinus river flo partly from Mount Pholoe—boars and gazelles and stags.
The place is situated on the road which leads from Lacedaemon to Olympia, and is about twenty stadia from the temple of Zeus at Olympia. Within the sacred precinct there is meadowland and treecOlympia. Within the sacred precinct there is meadowland and treecovered hills, suited for the rearing of swine, goats, cattle and horses, so that even the draught animals which bring people to the festival have their feast also.
Immediately surrounding the temple is a grove of cultivated trees, producing all sort