Psophis (Arcadia) 86 Tripotama - Ψωφίς

Ψωφίς - Psophis, Arcadian polis with substantial remains at Tripotama, Achaia Peloponnese
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Latitude: 37.871700
Longitude: 21.892900
Confidence: High

Greek name: Ψωφίς
Place ID: 379219PPso
Time period: ACHR
Region: Peloponnese
Country: Greece
Department: Achaia
Mod: Tripotama

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Read summary reports on the recent excavations at Psophis in Chronique des fouilles en ligne – Archaeology in Greece Online.
Search for inscriptions mentioning Psophis (Ψωφι...) in the PHI Epigraphy database.

Modern Description: Ancient Psophis lies in the northwestern part of Arcadia, in the land of the Azanoi, where three rivers, Erymanthos, Leivatzinos and Vertsiotikos, meet. Homer's reference that Psophis did not participate in the Trojan war indicates that the city was organized already in the 13th century B.C. During the Peloponnesian war Arcadia fought against Athens, presumably Psophis too. The city was involved in the wars of the Hellenistic period, either on its own or as part of coalitions. Philip V conquers Psophis in 219 B.C., one of the city's most tragic moments. Pausanias in the 2nd cent. B.C. finds the city in decline and with only a handfull of inhabitants.
Ruins of the ancient fortification, with an estimated perimeter of ca. 3.108m., are visible in the village of Tripotama, around houses and in the fields. The city's acropolis was on the conical hill, Palaiokastro, while the temple of Erynike Aphrodite was probably in the place of Tripotama monastery.
Chronique des Fouilles link
Wikidata ID: Q1187304
Trismegistos Geo: 37704
Manto: 8253978

Info: Patras University

(Monuments of Aitoloakarnania and Achaia, 2003, University of Patras)

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