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Scolus is a village in the Parasopian1 country at the foot of Mount Cithaeron, a place that is rugged and hardly habitable; whence the proverb, "neither go to Scolus thyself nor follow another thither." And this is also said to be the place from which Pentheus was brought when he was torn to pieces.2 And there was another Scolus among the cities in the neighborhood of Olynthus bearing the same name as this village. And, as I have already said,3 there is also in the Trachinian Heracleia a village called Parasopii, past which flows a River Asopus; and in Sicyonia there is another Asopus River, and also the country Asopia, through which that Asopus flows; and there are also other rivers which bear this name.

1 i.e., along the Asopus River.

2 i.e., by the Bacchic women.

3 8. 6. 24.

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