Agia Efthymia


The present day settlement of Agia Efthimia is identified because of the town Myonia or Myania in the region of Lokroi Ozolae as inferred from excavation discovers, written sources and ancient inscriptions. The traveler Pausanias (2nd ct during his visit. advertising) incorporated into their book about Phocis the shrines, regional cults and cult practices associated with the people of Myonia. There was a grove with an altar associated with Milichioi deities, chthonic deities as well as the sanctuary of Poseidon worshipped mainly because the god of fertility and of the springs welling up from the bowels regarding the planet. Pausanias additionally referred to a dedication by the people of Myania to Zeus of Olympia, that is, a shield decorated in artwork and sheathed in bronze, a helmet and greaves, which he had seen within the treasury that is sicyonian Olympia.

The annals that is neighborhood through the legible –though often enigmatic- preserved ruins, and also by the progressively coming to light discovers by way of study and excavation. A fortified citadel formed the nucleus of the ancient town’s defense system to the NW regarding the modern settlement. Today it is the primary monument and a witness to your past that is ancient. The fortification precinct covers approximately 300m by 250m. It was built within the ct that is 4th. BC mostly in pseudo-isodomic trapezoidal masonry reinforced by 11 towers which are rectangular. Its course and some well-preserved segments may be traced within the town that is contemporary. Several courses from it are preserved near the cemetery that is contemporary where additionally a couple of towers suggest a gate right here. To guard the location across the settlement that is fortified smaller watchtowers/observatories had been built.

Areas of the history of Myonia are illuminated via the grave-offerings, funerary stelae and inscriptions suggesting the ancient town growth that is’s. An important hoard of coins ended up being restored, including silver staters circulated by the Amphiktyony of Delphi in 336-334 BC in 1899, during general public road construction in the region of Agia Efthimia. A tomb of the 6th ct in 1928, also during road construction works. BC was revealed containing the burial of a warrior together with his helmet, spear points, a iron and javelin swords. A couple of years ago, illicit digging yielded vases, figurines, weapons and precious jewelry from fifth BC graves. In this process evidence that is significantly which will have contributed to historic research, was unfortunately lost.