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Spring of Peirene

The Spring of Peirene was a spring located east of the Temple of Aphrodite on the Akrokorinth in Korinthia, Greece.

History

Mythology

In Greek mythology, the spring was the favorite watering-hole of the winged horse, Pegasos. Once when he came to drink, he was captured by Bellerophon, the son of Korinth's King Glaukos.[1]

Peloponnesian War

When the hetaerae fled Korinth for fear of The Monger, they used the Spring of Peirene as a meeting place.[2]

During the Peloponnesian War, the spring was visited by the Spartan misthios Kassandra.[1]

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