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MYO´NIA or MYON (Μυονία, Paus. ; Μύων, Steph. B. sub voce: Eth. Μυονεύς, Paus., Thuc.), a town of the Locri Ozolae, situated on the most difficult of the passes leading from aetolia into Locris. (Thuc. 3.101.) Pausanias describes it as a small town (πόλισμα), situated upon a hill 30 stadia from Amphissa inland, containing a grove and an altar of the gods called Meilichii, and above the town a temple of Poseidon. (Paus. 10.38.8, comp. 6.19.4.) Leake (Northern Greece, vol. ii. p. 592) and other authorities place Myonia at Aghía Thymía, or Athymía, a small village, containing Hellenic remains, distant 1 1/2 hour from Sálona (Amphissa) on the road to Galaxídhi on the coast; but this cannot be correct, as, according to the passage in Pausanias, Myonia lay further inland than Amphissa. (Ἄνω μὲν ὑπὲρ Ἀμφίσσης πρὸς ἤπειρον Μυονία . . . Οὗτοι (including the Μυονεῖς) μὲν δὴ ὑπεροικοῦσιν Ἀμφίσσης, ἐπὶ θαλάσσης δὲ Οἰάνθεια). Accordingly Kiepert places Myonia in his map N. of Amphissa, on the road from the latter place to Cytinium in Doris.

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    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 10.38.8
    • Thucydides, Histories, 3.101
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