Alagonia (Ancient Greek: Ἀλαγονία) was a town of Laconia, ancient Greece, near the Messenian frontier, belonging to the Eleuthero-Lacones, containing temples of the Greek gods Dionysus and Artemis. This town was 30 stadia distant from Gerenia, but its site is unknown, although it may be synonymous with the modern district within Kalamata, in the prefecture of Messenia.
The city was named after the mythological Alagonia, a daughter of Zeus and Europa.
^ a b Pausanias, Description of Greece iii. 21. § 6-7, iii. 26. § 8-11
^ Smith, William (1857), "Alagonia", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, 1, London: Walton & Maberly, pp. 82–83
^ Nat. Com. viii. 23
^ Schmitz, Leonhard (1867), "Alagonia", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, pp. 88
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The Free Laconians have eighteen cities; the first as you go down from Aegiae to the sea is Gythium; after it come Teuthrone and Las and Pyrrhichus; on Taenarum are Caenepolis, Oetylus, Leuctra and Thalamae, and in addition Alagonia and Gerenia. On the other side of Clythium by the sea are Asopus, Acriae, Boeae, Larax, Epidaurus Limera, Brasiae, Geronthrae and Marius. These are all that are left to the Free Laconians out of twenty-four cities which once were theirs. All the other cities with which my narrative will deal belong, it must be remembered, to Sparta, and are not independent like those I have already mentioned . Pausanias
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