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Mons Neptunius
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Mountain range in north-eastern Sicily (Solin. 5,12), modern Monti Peloritani, named after the Temple of Poseidon which the mythical hunter Orion [1] is said to have erected on Mt. Pelorias (Hes. in Diod. 4,85,5).


K. Ziegler, s.v. N., RE 16, 2514.

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Falco, Giulia (Athens), “Mons Neptunius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 26 June 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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