Athenaeum (Arcadia)

Athenaeum or Athenaion (Ancient Greek: Ἀθηναῖον), was a town in the south of ancient Arcadia, and in the territory of Megalopolis. Pausanias writes that it was on the road from Megalopolis to Asea, and 20 stadia from the latter.[1]

Its site is near the modern Athenaion/Alika.[2][3]


  1. ^ Pausanias (1918). "44.2". Description of Greece. Vol. 8. Translated by W. H. S. Jones; H. A. Ormerod. Cambridge, Massachusetts; London: Harvard University Press; William Heinemann – via Perseus Digital Library.-3
  2. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 58, and directory notes accompanying.
  3. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Athenaeum". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 37°16′38″N 22°15′32″E / 37.277285°N 22.258894°E / 37.277285; 22.258894