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G. Welter, Troizen und Kalaureia (1941) 748

Legrand, Ph. E., "Antiquites de Trezene" BCH 29 (1905: 287-315)

Knell, H., "Troizen Temple des Hippolytos" AA (1978: 397-400)

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Troizen  Hippolytos  550  BC


The foundations of the sanctuary of Hippolytus (a son of Theseus) occupies a large area on the acropolis and was identified by Pausanias as the most conspicuous object in the city. The Troezenians worshipped Hippoytus as the constellation Auriga, and each virgin before her marriage dedicated a lock of her hair to him. (Eur. Hipp. 1424; Paus. 2.32.1.)

Excavations were carried out in the 1890's by the French School of Archaeology, and later by the German Archaeological Institute in 1932.  Nothing much remains of the ancient town, and only a portion of the temple foundation is currently visible. Tourist traffic to the site is rare since it is away from the main monument areas such as Corinth.

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