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Olerus
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(Ὤλερος; Ṓleros). Location in eastern Crete from which most of the population probably migrated to the newly founded Hierapytna in the 4th cent. BC. Afterwards O. was a cultic center for Athena Oleria [1]. It can be located at modern Meseleri. There are no ancient remains there.

Bibliography

1 A. Chaniotis, Die Verträge zwischen kretischen Poleis in der hellenistischen Zeit, 1996, no. 74,8.

C. Bursian, Geographie von Griechenland, vol. 2, 1868, 579 

H. van Effenterre, Die von den Grenzen der ostkretischen Poleis eingeschlosse…

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Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart), “Olerus”, 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 06 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e829870>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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