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Just about a stade from the grave of Epaminondas is a sanctuary of Zeus surnamed Charmon. The oaks in the groves of the Arcadians are of different sorts; some of them are called “broad-leaved,” others “edible oaks.” A third kind have a porous bark, which is so light that they actually make from it floats for anchors and nets. The bark of this oak is called “cork” by the Ionians, for example by Hermesianax, the elegiac poet. From Mantineia there is a road leading to Methydrium, which to-day is not a city, but only a village belonging to Megalopolis. Thirty stades farther is a plain called Alcimedon, and beyond the plain is Mount Ostracina, in which is a cave where dwelt Alcimedon, one of those called heroes. This man's daughter, Phialo, had connection, say the Phigalians, with Heracles. When Alcimedon realized that she had a child, he exposed her to perish on the mountain, and with her the baby boy she had borne, whom the Arcadians call Aechmagoras. On being exposed the babe began
From this point nothing remains to be recorded except Methydrium itself, which is distant from Tricoloni one hundred and thirty-seven stades. It received the name Methydrium （Between the Waters） becauMethydrium （Between the Waters） because there is a high knoll between the river Maloetas and the Mylaon, and on it Orchomenus built his city. Methydrium too had citizens victorious at Olympia before it belonged to Megalopolis. There is iMethydrium too had citizens victorious at Olympia before it belonged to Megalopolis. There is in Methydrium a temple of Horse Poseidon, standing by the Mylaon. But Mount Thaumasius （Wonderful） lies beyond the river Maloetas, and the Methydrians hold that when Rhea was pregnant with Zeus, she caMethydrium a temple of Horse Poseidon, standing by the Mylaon. But Mount Thaumasius （Wonderful） lies beyond the river Maloetas, and the Methydrians hold that when Rhea was pregnant with Zeus, she came to this mountain and enlisted as her allies, in case Cronus should attack her, Hopladamus and his few giants: They allow that she gave birth to her son on some part of Mount Lycaeus, but they claim
n beings may enter save only the women who are sacred to the goddess.
About thirty stades from Methydrium is a spring Nymphasia, and it is also thirty stades from Nymphasia to the common boun