MELPEIA (Μέλπεια), a village in Arcadia, situated upon Mt. Nomia, which is a portion of Mount Lycaeus, so called because Pan was said to have here discovered the melody (μέλος) of the syrinx. (Paus. 8.38.11.)
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, illustrated by numerous engravings on wood. William Smith, LLD. London. Walton and Maberly, Upper Gower Street and Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row; John Murray, Albemarle Street. 1854.