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PY´GELA or PHY´GELA (Πύγελα, Φύγελα: Eth. Πυγελεύς), a small town on the coast of the Caystrian bay, a little to the south of Ephesus, was said to have been founded by Agamemnon, and to have been peopled with the remnants of his army; it contained a temple of Artemis Munychia. (Xenoph. Hellen. 1.2.2; Strab. xiv. p.639; Steph. B. sub voce Harpocrat. s. v.; Plin. Nat. 5.31; Scylax. p. 37; Pomp. Mela, 1.17; Liv. 37.1.) Dioscorides (5.12) commends the wine of this town, which is still celebrated. Chandler (Travels, p. 176) observed its remains on a hill between Ephesus and Scala Nova, (Comp. Leake, Asia Minor, p. 261.)


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 5.31
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 37, 1
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