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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
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Last modified May 31, 2019 12:44 PM History
The sanctuary of Zeus Lykaios on Mt. Lykaion.

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: 03 March 2021]

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