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EPIDE´LIUM (Ἐπιδήλιον), called DELIUM simply by Strabo, a small place on the eastern coast of Laconia, situated within the territories of Boeae, at the distance of 100 stadia from Cape Malea, and 200 from Epidaurus Limera. Epidelium, however, appears to have been little more than a sanctuary of Apollo, erected at the time of the Mithridatic War, when a wooden statue of the god floated to this spot from Delos, after the devastation of the island by Metrophanes, the general of Mithridates. Epidelium probably stood on Cape Kamíli, where there are a few ancient remains. (Paus. 3.23.2, seq.; Strab. viii. p.368; Leake, Morea, vol. i. p. 214, seq.; Curtius, Peloponnesos, vol. ii. p. 298.)

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