Boibe

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Boibe (Greek: Βοίβη) was a town and lake of ancient Thessaly, mentioned in the Homeric "Catalogue of Ships" passage:[1] And they that dwelt in Pherae beside the lake Boebeïs, and in Boebe, and Glaphyrae, and well-built Iolcus, these were led by the dear son of Admetus with eleven ships. According to Strabo,[2] Boibe participated in the 3rd century BC synoecism of Demetrias.

Boibe was also a dependent town of Gortys in the plain of Mesara, Crete.[3] (modern Pompia or Pobia)[4] The modern Thessalian locations bear the names Kanalia and Lake Karla. According to Károly Kerényi, Boibe is a dialectal form of Phoibe, a surname of Artemis.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Iliad 2.695
  2. ^ Geographica 9.5.15
  3. ^ Introduction to an inventory of Poleis By Mogens Herman Hansen Page 268 (1996) Symposium August, 23-26 1995
  4. ^ Introduction to an inventory of Poleis By Mogens Herman Hansen p. 269 (1996)
  5. ^ Science of Mythology: Essays on the Myth of the Divine Child and the Mysteries of Eleusis Page 169 ISBN 0-415-26742-0 (2002)