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ANTIKYRA (Palatia) Phokis, Greece.

A port E of Kirrha noted in antiquity for the production of the medicinal herb hellebore. It was destroyed by Philip of Macedon in 346 B.C. but was rebuilt; it was captured by the Romans under Otilius. Pausanias identifies it with Homeric Kyparissos and mentions gymnasia and a Sanctuary of Poseidon. At Palatia, on a promontory near Aspra Spitia, foundations have been identified with Antikyra by local inscriptions.


Paus. 10.36.5-10; J. G. Frazer, Paus. Des. Gr. V 3. Also Paus. 7.7.9; 10.1.2; 10.3.1.


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    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 10.36.5
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 7.7.9
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