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Oetylus
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(Οἴτυλος/Oítylos). Town, present-day Otylon (Itylon), on the eastern bank of the Messenian Gulf by the deep harbour bay hórmos limeníu (ὅρμος λιμενίου) and 7.5 km to the north of Areopoli on the west coast of Mani (Hom. Il. 2,585; Str. 8,4,4: Βοίτυλος/Boítylos; Paus. 25,10; 26,1; Ptol. 3,16,22: Βοίτυλα/Boítyla; Steph. Byz. s.v. Ο., here also Βοίτυλος/Boítylos). In the Classical period it was a Laconic town of períoikoi . From the time of Augustus it was one of the 18 members of the League of Eleutherolak…

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Lafond, Yves (Bochum), “Oetylus”, 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 28 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e829540>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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