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LACMON

LACMON (Λάκμων, Hecat. Fr. 70; Hdt. 9.92; Steph. B. sub voce or LACMUS (Λάκμος, Strab. vi. p.271, vii. p. 316), the highest summit of Mount Pindus, the Zygós or ridge of Métzovo. This is geographically the most remarkable mountain in Greece; situated in the heart of Pindus as to its breadth, and centrally also in the longitudinal chain which pervades the continent from N. to S.: it gives rise to five principal rivers, in fact to all the great streams of Northern Greece except the Spercheius ; north-eastward to the Haliacmon, south-eastward to the Peneius, southward to the Achelous, south-westward to the Arachthus, and north-westward to the Aous. (Leake, Northern Greece, vol. i. pp. 294, 411-415, vol. iv. pp. 240, 261, 276.)

[E.B.J]

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