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Ortha, Orthe
(181 words)

(Ὄρθα/Órtha, Ὄρθη/Órthē). There were possibly two places with this name in Thessalia.

[German version]

[1] Place in Perrhaibia

According to the Homeric Catalogue of Ships (Hom. Il. 2,739), O., with Elone and Olosson, was part of the region of the Polypoetes and therefore situated in Perrhaibia (Perrhaebi). Various ruins at Elasson are identified as O.

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[2] Town in southern Thessalia

There are Hellenistic coins with the legend ΟΡΘ(Ι)ΕΩΝ/ORTH(I)EŌN (HN 30…

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Kramolisch, Herwig (Eppelheim), “Ortha, Orthe”, 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 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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