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PYLE´NE (Πυλήνη: Eth. Πυλήνιος), an ancient town of Aetolia, between the Achelous and the Evenus, mentioned in the Homeric catalogue of the Grecian ships, is placed by Pliny on the Corinthian gulf. It would therefore seem to have existed in later times; although Strabo says that the Aeolians, having removed Pylene higher up, changed its name into Proschium. The site of Pylene is uncertain. (Hom. It 2.639; Plin. Nat. 4.3; scopulosa Pylene, Stat. Theb. 4.102; Steph. B. sub voce

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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 4.3
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