(Pyrgos) Boiotia, Greece.
situated N of Lake Copais and the Melas river, 5 km
NE of Orchomenos and W of Topolia. Ranging in height
from 250 to 150 m, it is easily recognized by the mediaeval tower rising in the middle of it (whence the popular name).
Pelopidas fought the Spartans here in 375 B.C. Two miraculous springs gushed forth by the Temple of Apollo,
no trace of which remains. It was the seat of an Oracle
of Apollo Tegyraios up to the Median wars (Plut. Ages
286; De def. or
. 412 B).
It is unlikely that this small rocky island can be identified with Delos, as has been claimed. Nearby is the Church of Haghios Nikolaos sta Kambia (11th c.).
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. (1898) V
(in ed. of N. Papachatzis:  V 18M
224 n. 1); E.J.A. Kennys in Annals Arch. and Anthrop
22 (1935) 189-206 & 201-2M
; P. Guillon, Trépieds du
(2d ed. 1943) 196, n. 2; A. Philippson, GL
I.2 487; R. Hope Simpson, A Gazetteer and Atlas of
(1965) 115-16, no. 400; W. K. Pritchett,
Studies in Ancient Greek Topography
, pt. II (1969) 90,
92 fig. 10.