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Near Oropus is a place called Graea, and also the temple of AmphiaraĆ¼s, and the monument of Narcissus the Eretrian, which is called "Sigelus's,"1 because people pass it in silence. 2 Some say that Graea is the same as Tanagra. The Poemandrian territory is the same as the Tanagraean;3 and the Tanagraeans are also called Gephyraeans. The temple of AmphiaraĆ¼s was transferred hither in accordance with an oracle from the Theban Cnopia.

1 i.e., "Silent's" (monument).

2 For love of the indifferent Narcissus Echo died of a broken heart. Nemesis punished him by causing him to fall desperately in love with his own image which he saw in a fountain. He pined away and was changed to the flower which bears his name.

3 "The people of Tanagra say that their founder was Poemander" (Paus. 9.10).

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