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TRETOS Corinthia, Greece.

Tretos is the name of the mountain on the W side of the main road between Kleonaia-Corinthia and Argolis. The mountain was called Tretos (“perforated”) because there was a ravine at its foot. It was in that ravine that the Nemean lion had its den (Hes. Theog. 327-31; Apollod. 2.5.1; Diod. Sic. 4.11; Paus. 2.15.2). The modern road and the railway follow the ancient route through the pass, now called Dervenakia.


J. G. Frazer, Paus. Des. Gr. III (2d ed. 1913) 86; J. R. Wiseman, The Land of the Ancient Corinthians (forthcoming).


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