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MYRTU´NTIUM (Μυρτούντιον), called MYRSINUS (Μύρσινος) by Homer, who mentions it among the towns of the Epeii. It was a town of Elis, and is described by Strabo as situated on the road from the city of Elis to Dyme in Achaia, at the distance of 70 stadia from the former place and near the sea. Leake remarks that the last part of the description must be incorrect, since no part of the road from Elis to Dyme could have passed by the sea; but Curtius observes that Myrtuntium would at one time have been near the sea-coast, supposing that the lagoon of Kotíki was originally a gulf of the sea. The ruin near Kalótikos probably represents this place. (Hom. Il. 2.616; Strab. viii. p.341; Steph. B. sub voce Μύρσινος; Leake, Morea, vol. ii. p. 169; Boblaye, Récherches, &c. p. 120; Curtius, Peloponnesos, vol. ii. p. 36.)

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