afterwards ARSI´NOE (Κωνώπη
, Eth. Κωνωπαῖος Ἀρσινόη
, Eth. Ἀρσινοεύς
), a town of Aetolia, near the eastern bank of the Achelous, and 20 stadia from the ford of this river.
It was only a village, till it was enlarged by Arsinoe, the wife and sister of Ptolemy Philadelphus. Polybius, in his history of the Social War (B.C. 220--217), calls it Conope, though elsewhere he calls it Arsinoe or Arsinoia (Ἀρσινοΐα
It is mentioned by Cicero under the name of Arsinoe. Near this town the [p. 1.656]
river Cyathus flowed into the Achelous from the lake Hyria, which is also called Conope by Antoninus Liberalis. (Strab. p. 460; Pol. 4.64, 5.6, 7, 13, 9.45, 30.14; Cic. c. Pis.
37; Antonin. Lib. 12; Steph. B. sub voce
Leake, Northern Greece,
vol. i. p. 152.) [AETOLIA