Pimpleia (Ancient Greek: Πίμπλεια) was a city in Pieria in Ancient Greece, located near Dion and ancient Leivithra at Mount Olympus. Pimpleia is described as a "κώμη" ("quarter, suburb") of Dion by Strabo. The location of Pimpleia is possibly to be identified with the modern village of Agia Paraskevi near Litochoron.
It was renowned as the birthplace and early abode of Orpheus. Many springs and memorials dedicated to Orpheus and Orphic cults. Cults of the Muses were also celebrated, under the epithet Pimpleids (Πιμπληίδες).
- ^ The Greeks and Greek Civilization by Jacob Burckhardt, Oswyn Murray, and Sheila Stern, 1999, ISBN 0-312-24447-9, page 137, "... epic, or Pieria, and once lived in the village of Pimpleia, near Dion. Then the northwestern corner of Asia Minor, with ..."
- ^ Strabo, Geography VII.7
- ^ An Inventory of Archaic and Classical Poleis: An Investigation Conducted by The Copenhagen Polis Centre for the Danish National Research Foundation by Mogens Herman Hansen, 2005, page 797
- ^ Orpheus and Greek Religion (Mythos Books) by William Keith Guthrie and L. Alderlink, 1993, ISBN 0-691-02499-5, page 62
- ^ Orpheus and Greek Religion (Mythos Books) by William Keith Guthrie and L. Alderlink, 1993, ISBN 0-691-02499-5, page 61, "... is a city Dion. Near it is a village called Pimpleia.It was there they say that Orpheus the Kikonian lived ..."
- ^ Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion (Mythos Books) by Jane Ellen Harrison, 1991, ISBN 0-691-01514-7, page 469, "... and `near the city of Dium is a village called Pimpleia where Orpheus lived.... ..."
- ^ Greek Nymphs: Myth, Cult, Lore by Jennifer Larson,2001,ISBN 0-19-514465-1,page 169
- ^ Greek Nymphs: Myth, Cult, Lore by Jennifer Larson, 2001, ISBN 0-19-514465-1, page 169: "... had cults of the Muses at several sites in Pieria: Pimpleia, Olympos, Leibethra, and perhaps Thourion. Leibethra and Pimpleia were also ..."
- ^ Argonautica. Apollonius Rhodius. George W. Mooney. London. Longmans, Green. 1912. Πιμπληίδος: Pimpleia in Pieria, a mountain (in later times a fountain) sacred to the Muses, who were hence called Πιμπληίδες, cf. Hor. C. 1. 26. 9, “Pimplei dulcis.”