Pindus (city)

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Pindos or Pindus (Greek: Πίνδος), also called Acyphas or Akyphas (Ἀκύφας), was an ancient city of Greece, one of the towns of the tetrapolis of Doris, situated upon a river of the same name, which flows into the Cephissus near Lilaea. Strabo, Theopompus, and Stephanus of Byzantium call the city Akyphas.[1] In one passage Strabo says that Pindus lay above Erineus, and in another he places it in the district of Oetaea; it is, therefore, probable that the town stood in the upper part of the valley, near the sources of the river in the mountain.[2]


  1. ^ Steph. B. s. v. Ἀκύφας.
  2. ^ Strabo ix. pp. 427, 434; Scymn. Ch. 591; Schol, ad Pind. Pyth. i. 121; Pomponius Mela ii. 3 ; Pliny iv. 7. s. 13; William Martin Leake, Northern Greece, vol. ii. p. 92.)