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A´MYRUS

A´MYRUS (Ἄμυρος: Eth. Ἀμυρεύς), a town in Thessaly, situated on a river of the same name falling into the lake Boebēis. It is mentioned by Hesiod as the “vine-bearing Amyrus.” The surrounding country is called the Amyric plain (τὸ Ἀμυρικὸν πέδιον) by Polybius. Leake supposes the ruins at Kastrí to represent Amyrus. (Hes. ap Strab. p. 442, and Steph. B. sub voce Schol. ad Apoll. Rhod. 1.596; V. Fl. 2.11; Pol. 5.99; Leake, Northern Greece, vol. iv. p. 447.)

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