Str. 9.2.27

Abbreviated Work Title: 

Str. 9.2.27






Book 9 chapter 2 section 27, ll. 2-15


περὶ μὲν οὖν Κωπῶν εἴρηται· προσάρκτιος
δέ ἐστιν ἐπὶ τῇ Κωπαΐδι λίμνῃ· αἱ δ’ ἄλλαι κύκλῳ εἰ-
σὶν αἵδε, Ἀκραιφίαι Φοινικὶς Ὀγχηστὸς Ἁλίαρτος Ὠκα-
λέα Ἀλαλκομεναὶ Τιλφούσιον Κορώνεια. καὶ τό γε
παλαιὸν οὐκ ἦν τῆς λίμνης κοινὸν ὄνομα, ἀλλὰ καθ’
ἑκάστην πρὸς αὐτῇ κατοικίαν ἐκείνης ἐπώνυμος ἐλέ-
γετο, Κωπαῒς μὲν τῶν Κωπῶν, Ἁλιαρτὶς δὲ Ἁλιάρτου,
καὶ οὕτως ἐπὶ τῶν ἄλλων, ὕστερον δ’ ἡ πᾶσα Κωπαῒς
ἐλέχθη κατ’ ἐπικράτειαν· κοιλότατον γὰρ τοῦτο τὸ χω- 
ρίον. Πίνδαρος δὲ καὶ Κηφισσίδα καλεῖ ταύτην· πα-
ρατίθησι γοῦν τὴν Τιλφῶσσαν κρήνην ὑπὸ τῷ Τιλ-
φωσσίῳ ὄρει ῥέουσαν πλησίον Ἁλιάρτου καὶ Ἀλαλκο-
μενῶν, ἐφ’ ᾗ τὸ Τειρεσίου μνῆμα· αὐτοῦ δὲ καὶ τὸ
τοῦ Τιλφωσσίου Ἀπόλλωνος ἱερόν.



Concerning Copae I have already spoken. It lies towards the north on Lake Copais; and the others around the lake are these: Acraephiae, Phoenicis, Onchestus, Haliartus, Ocalea, Alalcomenae, Tilphusium, Coroneia. In early times, at least, the lake had no common name, but was called by different names corresponding to the several settlements lying on it, as, for instance, Copais from Copae, Haliartis from Haliartus, and so in the case of the rest of the settlements; but later the whole lake was called Copais, this name prevailing over all others; for the region of Copae forms the deepest recess of the lake. Pindar calls this lake Cephissis; at any rate, he places near it the spring Tilphossa, which flows at the foot of Mount Tilphossius near Haliartus and Alalcomenae, near which latter is the tomb of Teiresias; and here, too, is the temple of the Tilphossian Apollo.

Translated By: 

H. Jones (1924)