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ASSE´SUS (Ἀσσησός: Eth. Ἀσσήσιος), a town in the territory of Miletus (Hdt. 1.19, 22; Steph. B. sub voce Ἀσσησός), with a temple of Athena, which was destroyed by fire in a war between the Milesians and Alyattes, king of Lydia. The king, following the advice of the Pythia, built two temples at Assesus, in place of that which was destroyed.


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    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.19
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