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ERYMANTHUS (Ἐρυμανθός), a lofty range of mountains on the frontiers of Arcadia, Achaia, and Elis. It formed the western point of the northern barrier of Arcadia; and Mt. Lampeia, which extends southwards, is a portion of the range. The two principal heights are now called O´lonos and Kalèfoni, the former being 7297 feet above the level of the sea, and the latter 6.227 feet. From Erymanthus four rivers rise,--the Eleian Peneius, the Arcadian Erymanthus, and the Peirus and Selinus of Achaia. The river Erymanthus, which is a tributary of the Achelous, is spoken of under the latter name. [ACHELOUS] Mount Erymanthus is celebrated in mythology as the haunt of the fierce boar destroyed by Hercules. (Strab. viii. pp. 343, 357; Paus. 5.7.1, 8.24.4, seq.; Hom. Od. 6.104; Apollod. 2.5; Leake, Morea. vol. ii. p. [p. 1.851]253, Peloponneaiaca, pp. 203, 204, 224; Boblaye, Recherches, &c. pp. 118, 124; Curtius, Peloposnesos, vol. i. pp. 17, 384.).

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    • Pseudo-Apollodorus, Library, 2.5
    • Homer, Odyssey, 6.104
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 5.7.1
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 8.24.4
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