When Pelops had reached the Ocean and been cleansed by Hephaestus,1 he returned to Pisa in Elis and succeeded to the kingdom of Oenomaus, but not till he had subjugated what was formerly called Apia and Pelasgiotis, which he called Peloponnesus after himself.2
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1 Compare Tzetzes, Scholiast on Lycophron 156; Scholiast on Eur. Or. 990.
2 As to Apia, the old name of Peloponnese, see above, Apollod. 2.1.1; Paus. 2.5.7; Stephanus Byzantius, s.v. Ἀπία. The term Pelasgiotis seems not to occur elsewhere as a name for Peloponnese. However, Euripides uses Pelasgia apparently as equivalent to Argolis （Eur. Or. 960）.
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