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Oetaei
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(Οἰταῖοι/Oitaîoi). A tribe which originally lived in the low sandstone, flisch and neogene zone to the south and east of the main ridge of the Oete in the direction of the central Greek regions of Doris and Locris. From there the O. gradually annexed the northern neighbouring regions; Heraclea [1], which was primarily founded to repulse them, was annexed in the 4th cent. BC, followed by the entire former Malian region as far as the Spercheus and Thermopylae. The O. were linked politically to Sparta and later to Thebes. In the Hellenistic period the O. established an …

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Kramolisch, Herwig (Eppelheim), “Oetaei”, 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 10 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e829520>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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