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On the right of Lycosura are the mountains called Nomian, and on them is a sanctuary of Nomian Pan; the place they name Melpeia, saying that here Pan discovered the music of the pipes. It is a very obvious conjecture that the name of the Nomian Mountains is derived from the pasturings (nomai) of Pan, but the Arcadians themselves derive the name from a nymph.

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    • Thomas W. Allen, E. E. Sikes, Commentary on the Homeric Hymns, HYMN TO PAN
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    • Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854), LYCAEUS
    • Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854), MELPEIA
    • Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854), MESSE´NIA
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