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An ancient Greek city in the southwest Peloponnesus. It was founded c. 369 bc under Theban auspices as a new capital for the region of Messenia.
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(Placename) an ancient Greek city in the SW Peloponnese: founded in 369 bc as the capital of Messenia
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an ancient city in S Greece, in the SW Peloponnesus: capital of Messenia.
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