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Amyclae



A titular see of Peloponnesus in Greece, in the ecclesiastical province of Hellas, a suffragan of Corinth, and in the Middle Ages a Latin see known to the French rulers of Achaia as Micles, or Nicles, afterwards united with the sees of Veligosti and Leondari (Megalopolis). It was one of the most ancient towns of Greece, and said to have been the home of Tyndarus and of Castor and Pollux (Amyclaei fratres). It is mentioned by Homer (Iliad, II, 584). It was situated quite close to Sparta in a fertile and wooded district, not far from the river Eurotas.

LE QUIEN, Oriens Christianus (1740), II, 228-229, III 1031-32; SMITH, Dict. of Greek and Roman Geogr., I, 127-128.








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