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Olynthus
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(Ὄλυνθος; Ólynthos). In mythology, O. was either a son of the river god Strymon, who died hunting at the site of the future town of O. in the west of Chalcidice, or a son of Hercules. The location of the town named after him, on two elongated hills on the east bank of the Vatunia River, was established by American excavations (1928-1934). The southerly hill was settled from as early as the Neo…

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Zahrnt, Michael (Kiel), “Olynthus”, 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 26 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e830780>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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