Cyparisseïs is near the old Macistia, which then extended even to the other side of the Neda, but it is not inhabited, as neither is Macistum. There is also another, the Messenian Cyparissia, not having quite the same name, but one like it. The city of Macistia is at present called Cyparissia, in the singular number, and feminine gender, but the name of the river is Cyparisseis. Amphigeneia, also belonging to Macistia, is near Hypsoeis, where is the temple of Latona. Pteleum was founded by the colony that came from Pteleum in Thessaly, for it is mentioned in this line,
It is a woody place, uninhabited, called Pteleasimum. Some writers say, that Helos was some spot near the Alpheius; others, that it was a city like that in Laconia,
“ Antron on the sea-coast, and the grassy Pteleum.1”Il. ii. 697.
others say that it is the marsh near Alorium, where is a temple of the Eleian Artemis, (Diana of the Marsh,) belonging to the Arcadians, for this people had the priesthood. Dorium is said by some authors to be a mountain, by others a plain, but nothing is now to be seen; yet it is alleged, that tile present Oluris, or Olura, situated in the Aulon, as it is called, of Messenia, is Dorium. Somewhere there also is Œchalia of Eurytus, the present Andania, a small Arcadian town of the same name as those in Thessaly and Eubœa, whence the poet says, Thamyris, the Thracian, came to Dorium, and was deprived by the Muses of the power of song.
“ and Helos, a small city on the sea;2”Il. ii. 584.