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TRIO´PIUM (Τριόπιον ἄκρον: C. Crio), the promontory at the eastern extremity of the peninsula of Gnidus, forming at the same time the southwestern extremity of Asia Minor. (Thuc. 8.35, 60; Scylax, p. 38; Pomp. Mela, 1.16.) On the summit of this promontory a temple of Apollo, hence called the Triopian, seems to have stood, near which games were celebrated, whence Scylax calls the promontory the ἀκρωτήριον ἱερόν. According to some authorities the town of Cnidus itself also bore the name of Triopium, having, it is said, been founded by Triopas. (Steph. B. sub voce Τριόπιον; Plin. Nat. 5.29, who calls it Triopia; Eustath. ad Hom. Il. 4.341; CNIDUS)


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