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Sanctuary of Zeus Lykaios

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: G. Reger, J. McK. Camp II
Contributors: DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Jeffrey Becker, Dan Diffendale, Tom Elliott
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified May 31, 2019 12:44 PM History
The sanctuary of Zeus Lykaios on Mt. Lykaion.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.


https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/570764

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sanctuary (religious center), cistern, bath, spa

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 58 B3 Zeus Lykaios, T.

On the south peak of Mount Lykaio are a temenos and ash altar dedicated to Zeus; human activity in the area of the altar dates back to the Neolithic period. In a mountain meadow below and to the east of the altar are a stoa, fountain house, seats, stadium, hippodrome, and baths, which served in part for the games of the Lykaia festival. According to Pausanias, the god Pan had a sacred grove within the sanctuary, although this has not been located.


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G. Reger, J. McK. Camp II, DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Jeffrey Becker, Dan Diffendale, and Tom Elliott, 'Sanctuary of Zeus Lykaios: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2019 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/570764> [accessed: 26 September 2020]

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