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HARPINA

HARPINA or HARPINNA (Ἅρπινα, Ἅρπιννα: Eth. Ἁρπιναῖος), a town of Pisatis (Elis) situated on the right bank of the Alpheius, on the road to Heraea, at the distance of 20 stadia from the hippodrome of Olympia. (Lucian, de Mort. Peregr. 35.) Harpina is said to have been founded by Oenomaus, who gave it the name of his mother. The ruins of the town were seen by Pausanias. According to Strabo, Harpina stood upon the stream Parthenius; according to Pausanias, upon one called Harpinates. The ruins of the town stand upon a ridge a little northward of the village of Miráka: there are two small rivulets on either side of the ridge, of which the eastern one appears to be the Parthenius, and the western the Harpinates. (Strab. viii. pp. 356, 3571; Paus. 6.20.8; Steph. B. sub voce Leake, Morea, vol. ii. p. 211, Peloponnesiaca, p. 218.)

1 Strabo in this passage confounds φηραία with Ἡραία.

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