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Olosson
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(Ὀλοσσών/Olossṓn). City of the Perrhaebi (Str. 9,5,19: Ὀλοόσσων/Oloóssōn), their original capital city, on the northern edge of a plain on the south-western slope of Lower Olympus (cf. Olympus [1]). Continuously settled from the Mycenaean period; according to the Homeric catalogue of ships (Hom. Il. 2,739: Ὀλοόσσων), it belonged to the territory of Polypoetes [1]. An inscription establishing the boundary with Dion [II 2] (CIL III 591; 101 n.Chr.) has been preserved. The fort (Procop. Aed. 4,4: Λόσσονος) was restored under Justinian;…

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Kramolisch, Herwig (Eppelheim), “Olosson”, 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 08 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e830030>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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