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Elatea
(685 words)

(Ἐλάτεια; Eláteia).

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[1] Phocian town

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In antiquity together with  Delphi (Str. 9,3,2) the largest (Paus. 10,34,1-2; Str. 9,2,19; Harpocr., Suda s.v. E.) and most famous Phocian town. Located in the farthest north of the Cephissus valley near modern Elatia (Leftà), E. dominated the road that led south from Thessaly and Locris through the passes of Thermopyla…

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Daverio Rocchi, Giovanna (Milan) and Kramolisch, Herwig (Eppelheim), “Elatea”, 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 21 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e328460>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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