Aedepsus

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Aedepsus or Aidepsos (Ancient Greek: Αἴδηψος) was a town upon the northwestern coast of ancient Euboea, 160 stadia from Cynus on the opposite coast of the Opuntian Locris. It contained warm baths sacred to Heracles, which were used by the Roman dictator Sulla. These warm baths are still found about a mile (1.5 km) above the modern town of Aidipsos.[1][2][3][4][5]

Its site is located near the modern village of Loutra Aidipsou.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strabo. Geographica. pp. 60, 425. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  2. ^ Plutarch Sull. 26, Symp. 4.4, where Γάληψος is a false reading
  3. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. s.v.
  4. ^ Ptolemy. The Geography. 3.15.23.
  5. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. 4.21.
  6. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  7. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 55, and directory notes accompanying.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Aedepsus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 38°51′33″N 23°02′44″E / 38.8591927°N 23.045529°E / 38.8591927; 23.045529