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NONÁCRIS

NNONÁCRIS (Νώνακρις: Eth. Νωνακρίατης, Νωνακριεύς).


1.

A town of Arcadia, in the district of Pheneatis, and NW. of Pheneus, which is said to have derived its name from Nonacris, the wife of Lycaon. From a lofty rock above the town descended the waters of the river Styx. [STYX] Pliny speaks of a mountain of the same name. The place was in ruins in the time of Pausanias, and there is no trace of it at the present day. Leake conjectures that it may have occupied the site of Mesorúghi. (Hdt. 6.74; Paus. 8.17.6 ; Steph. B. sub voce Plin. Nat. 4.6. s. 10; Sen. Q. N. 3.25; Leake, Morea, vol. iii. pp. 165, 169.) From this place Hermes is called Nonacriates (Νωνακριάτης, Steph. B. sub voce Evander Nonacrius (Ov. Fast. 5.97), Atalanta Nonacria (Ov. Met. 8.426), and Callisto Nonacrina virgo (Ov. Met. 2.409) in the general sense of Arcadian.


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A town of Arcadia in the territory of Orchomenus, which formed, together with Callia and Dipoena, a Tripolis. (Paus. 8.27.4.)

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