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HYRMI´NE (Ὑρμίνη), a town of Elis, upon the coast, mentioned by Homer as one of the towns of the Epeii. It appears to have been regarded as one of the most ancient of the Epeian towns, since it is said to have been founded by Actor, the son of Hyrmine, who was a daughter of Epeius. In the time of Strabo the town had disappeared, but its site was marked by a rocky promontory near Cyllene, called Hormina or Hyrmina. Leake supposes that the town occupied the position of Kastro Tornése, on the peninsula of Klemútzi; but both Boblaye and Curtius, with more probability, place it further north, at the modern harbour of Kunupéli, where, on a projecting point of land, are some ancient ruins. (Hom. Il. 2.616; Strab. viii. p.341; Paus. 5.1. § § 6, 11; Steph. B. sub voce Plin. Nat. 4.5. s. 6; Leake, Morea, vol. ii. p. 176; Boblaye, Recherches, &c. p. 120; Curtius, Peloponnesos, vol. ii. p 33.)

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    • Homer, Iliad, 2.616
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 5.1
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 4.5
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