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GENE´SIUM (Γενέσιον), a place in the Argeia upon the Argolic gulf, S. of Lerna, and N. of the mountain pass, called Anigraea, leading into the Thyreatis. (Paus. 2.38.4.) Pausanias, in another passage (8.7.2), calls the place Genethlium (Γενέθλιον), and says less correctly that near it was the spring of fresh water rising in the sea, called Dine; whereas this spring of fresh water is to the S. of the Anigraea. [ARGOS p. 202b.] Near this place Danaus is said to have landed. [APOBATHMI] No remains of Genesium have been found, but it must have stood near the village of Kyvéri. (Leake, Morea, vol. ii. pp. 477, 480; Boblaye, Recherches, &c. p. 48; Ross, Reisen im Peloponnes, p. 152; Curtius, Peloponnesos, vol. ii p. 371.)

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