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Thyraeum or Thyraion (Ancient Greek: Θυραῖον) was a city in ancient Arcadia, Greece, in the district Cynuria. According to Greek mythology, Thyraeum was founded by Thyraeus, a son of Lycaon.[1][2] It was already ruined in the 2nd century, when it was visited by Pausanias.[3] It was near Hypsus (present Stemnitsa), Zoetia and Paroria.

Its site is tentatively located near modern Palamari.[4][5]


  1. ^ Pausanias. Description of Greece. 8.35.7.
  2. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. s.v.
  3. ^ Pausanias. Description of Greece. 8.3.3.
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 58, and directory notes accompanying.
  5. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 37°29′20″N 22°07′19″E / 37.489°N 22.122°E / 37.489; 22.122