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TEME´NIUM (Τημένιον), a town in the Argeia, at the upper end of the Argolic gulf, built by Temenus, the son of Aristomachus. It was distant 50 stadia from Nauplia (Paus. 2.38.2), and 26 from Argos. (Strab. viii. p.368.) The river Phrixus flowed into the sea between Temenium and Lerna. (Paus. 2.36.6, 2.38.1.) Pausanias saw at Temenium two temples of Poseidon and Aphrodite and the tomb of Temenus (2.38.1). Owing to the marshy nature of the plain, Leake was unable to explore the site of Temenium; but Ross identifies it with a mound of earth, at the foot of which, in the sea, are remains of a dam forming a harbour, and upon the shore foundations of buildings, fragments of pottery, &c. (Leake, Morea, vol. ii. p. 476; Ross, Reisen im Peloponnes, p. 149; Curtius, Peloponnesos, vol. ii. p. 383.)

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    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2.36.6
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