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DYSPO´NTIUM (Δυσπόντιον: Eth. Δυσποντιεύς), an ancient town, in the territory of Pisa, said to have been founded by a son of Oenomaus, is described by Strabo as situated in the plain on the road from Elis to Olympia. It lay north of the Alpheius, not far from the sea, and probably near the modern Skaphídi. Being destroyed by the Eleians in their war with the Pisatae [ELIS], its inhabitants removed to Apollonia and Epidamnus. (Strab. viii. p.357; Paus. 6.22.4; Steph. B. sub voce Curtius, Peloponnesos, vol. ii. p. 73.) [p. 1.797]

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