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Thocnia or Thoknia (Ancient Greek: Θωκνία), or Thocneia or Thokneia (Θώκνεια), was a town of ancient Arcadia in the district Parrhasia, situated upon a height on the river Aminius, which flows into the Helisson (the present Elissonas), a tributary of the Alpheius. The town was said to have been founded by Thocnus, a son of Lycaon, and was deserted in the time of Pausanias (2nd century), as its inhabitants had been removed to Megalopolis.[1][2]

Its site is located near modern Thoknia, formerly called Bromosellas,[3][4] and renamed to reflect the association with the ancient town.


  1. ^ Pausanias. Description of Greece. 8.3.2. , 8.27.4, 8.29.5.
  2. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. s.v.
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 58, and directory notes accompanying.
  4. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 37°25′04″N 22°04′40″E / 37.41772°N 22.077856°E / 37.41772; 22.077856