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MYTHE´POLIS

MYTHE´POLIS or MYTHO´POLIS (Μυθήπολις, Μυθόπολις), a town of Bithynia, of uncertain site, though it was probably situated on the north-west side of the Lacus Ascania. It is said that during the winter all the artificial wells of the place were completely drained of water, but that in summer they became filled again to the brim. (Aristot. Mir. 55; Antig. Caryst. 188.) Stephanus Byz. (s. v. Πυθόπολις) and Pliny (5.43) mention a town of the name of Pythopolis in Mysia, which may possibly be the same as Mythopolis.

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