: Eth. Ἀκακήσιος
), a town of Arcadia in the district of Parrhasia, at the foot of a hill of the same name, and 36 stadia on the road from Megalopolis to Phigalea.
It is said to have been founded by Acacus, son of Lycaon; and according to some traditions Hermes was brought up at this place by Acacus, and hence derived the surname of Acacesius.
Upon the hill there was a statue in stone, in the time of Pausanias, of Hermes Acacesius; and four stadia from the town was a celebrated temple of Despoena.
This temple probably stood on the hill, on which are now the remains of the church of St. Elias. (Paus. 8.3.2
; Steph. Byz. s.v. Ross, Reisen im Peloponnes,
vol. i. p. 87.)