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Boeotia, Boeotians

(Ὠκαλέη/Ōkaléē, Ὠκαλέα/Ōkaléa, Ὠκάλεια/Ōkáleia). City in western Boeotia, mentioned in Hom. Il. 2,501 and Hom. H. ad Apollinem 242, located at the southern edge of the former Lake Copais; later ancient authors gave varying accounts of O.'s location; cf. Str. 9,2,26f.; Plin. HN 4,26; Dionysius Kalliphontos 99; Steph. Byz. s.v. Ὠ.


Fossey, 314-318 

S. Lauffer, Kopais, vol. 1, 1986, 63-65 

E. Visser, Homers Katalog der Schiffe, 1997, 266f. 

P.W. Wallace, Strabo's Des…

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Funke, Peter (Münster), “Ocalea”, 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 17 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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