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”2), and the land under the rule of Nestor, "Pylus," through which, he says, the Alpheius flows (“"of the Alpheius, that floweth in wide stream through the land of the Pylians"
”3). Of course Homer also knew of Pylus as a city (“"and they reached Pylus, the well-built city of Nestor"
”4), but the Alpheius does not flow through the city, nor past it either; in fact, another river flows past it, a river which some call "Pamisus" and others "Amathus" (whence, apparently, the epithet "Emathoëis" which has been applied to this Pylus), but the Alpheius flows through the Pylian country.
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