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CY´PSELA

CY´PSELA (Κύψελα: Eth. Κυψελῖνος), a fortress in the district of Parrhasia in Arcadia, which was occupied and fortified by the Mantineians in the Peloponnesian war, in order to annoy the Lacedaemonian district Sciritis. (Thuc. 5.33.) Kiepert, in his map, identifies Cypsela with Basilis, since the latter is said to have been founded by Cypselus: the only objection to this conjecture is the distance of Cypsela from the district Sciritis. [BASILIS]

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