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Plutarch, Virtues Of Women, 16

nanSome of the lonians who came to Miletus, owing to lively disagreements with the sons of Neileus, went away to Myus and settled there, suffering many ills at the hands of the Milesians; for these made war upon them because of their defection. However, the war was not without truce or intercourse, but at certain festivals the women commonly went to Miletus from My us. There was among the people of Myus a prominent man named Pythes, who had a wife named Iapygia and a daughter Pieria. As there was a festival in honour of Artemis, and a sacrifice, which they call Neleis, Cf. Roscher, Lexikon der griech. und röm. Mythologie, i. p. 572, line 63. he sent his wife, and daughter, who had asked that they might participate in the festival. The most influential of Neileus’s sons, Phrygius by name, fell in love with Pieria, and tried to think what could be done on his part that would be most pleasing to her. And when she said, If only you could make it possible for me to come here often and many with me, Phrygius was quick to understand that she wanted friendship and peace for the citizens, and stopped the war. There was, consequently, in both cities repute and honour for Pieria, so that the women of Miletus pray even to this day that their husbands may love them as Phrygius loved Pieria.

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alciphron Thorsen et al. (2021) 8
architectural remains,sanctuaries Sweeney (2013) 52
aristaenetus Thorsen et al. (2021) 8
artemis,at miletus (chithone) Sweeney (2013) 52
artemis Thorsen et al. (2021) 8
callimachus Thorsen et al. (2021) 8
civic Sweeney (2013) 52
codrus Sweeney (2013) 48
coins Sweeney (2013) 48
death Thorsen et al. (2021) 8
festivals,neleis Sweeney (2013) 52
glaucippe Thorsen et al. (2021) 8
miletus,ionian migration to Sweeney (2013) 48, 52
miletus Sweeney (2013) 48, 52
neileus Sweeney (2013) 48, 52
phrygius and pieria Thorsen et al. (2021) 8
plutarch Thorsen et al. (2021) 8
poseidon Sweeney (2013) 52
sappho Thorsen et al. (2021) 8
strabo Sweeney (2013) 52
true love Thorsen et al. (2021) 8
votives' Sweeney (2013) 52