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BA´SILIS

BA´SILIS (Βάσιλις, Βασιλίς: Eth. Βασιλίτης), a town of Arcadia in the district Parrhasia, on the Alpheius, said to have been founded by the Arcadian king Cypselus, and containing a temple of the Eleusinian Demeter. It is identified by Kiepert in his map with the Cypsela mentioned by Thucydides (5.33). There are a few remains of Basilis near Kyparíssia. (Paus. 8.30.5; Athen. p. 609e.; Steph. B. sub voce Leake, Morea, vol. ii. p. 293; Ross, Reisen im Peloponnes, vol. i. p. 89.) [CYPSELA]

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