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Locris was a region of ancient Greece, made up of two districts. Eastern, or Opuntian, Locris was on the mainland coast stretching from Thermopylae to Larymna, opposite Euboea, while Western, or Ozolian, Locris was on the northern coast of the Corinthian Gulf between Naupactus and Crisa, going inland up the Amphissa valley. Ancient Greece is the term used to describe the Greek-speaking world in ancient times. ... Thermopylae (Ancient & Katharevousa Greek Θερμοπύλαι, Demotic Θερμοπύλες) is a mountain pass in Greece. ... Euboea or Negropont (Modern Greek: Εύβοια Evia, Ancient Greek Εúβοια Eúboia; see also List of traditional Greek place names), is the largest island of the Greek archipelago. ... The Gulf of Corinth is the body of water separating Peloponnese from western mainland Greece. ... Naupactus is also a scientific name, see Naupactus (beetle) Nafpaktos, Latin: Naupactus or Naupactos (Turkish, İnebahtı; Italian, Lepanto; modern Greek, Ναύπακτος, rarely Epakto), is a town in the prefecture of Aetolia-Acarnania, Greece, situated on a bay on the north side of the straits of Lepanto. ... Amphissa redirects here, for the ancient town near todays Roccella Ionica, see Amphissa, Italy Amfissa (Greek: Άμφισσα), other form: Amfissa, Latin: Amphissa is a town and the capital of the Phokida prefecture and the Parnassida province with the population around 10,000. ...


The territory of the Locrians was thus divided into two by Doris and Phocis, perhaps due to an early invasion of a contiguous Locrian state. This fact, combined with the region's infertility, meant that the Locrians tended to be dominated by their neighbours, and played little part in Greek history. Doris Smells!! ... Phocis (Greek, Modern: Φωκίδα, Ancient/Katharevousa: -s, also Phokida, Phokis) is an ancient district of central Greece. ...


Opuntian Locris was named after its main city, Opus. The main city of Ozolian Locris was Naupactus, which was a seaport[1]. Sydney, Australia at Night. ... Opus (also Opous), in Ancient Greece, the chief city of Opuntian or Eastern Locris. ... Naupactus is also a scientific name, see Naupactus (beetle) Nafpaktos, Latin: Naupactus or Naupactos (Turkish, İnebahtı; Italian, Lepanto; modern Greek, Ναύπακτος, rarely Epakto), is a town in the prefecture of Aetolia-Acarnania, Greece, situated on a bay on the north side of the straits of Lepanto. ... Categories: Stub | Commercial item transport and distribution | Transportation ...


In the 7th century BC, some Locrians founded the city of Locri in southern Italy, naming it after their native land, although there is some disagreement over whether it was those from Opuntian Locris or from Ozolian Locris who were responsible. (8th century BC - 7th century BC - 6th century BC - other centuries) (700s BC - 690s BC - 680s BC - 670s BC - 660s BC - 650s BC - 640s BC - 630s BC - 620s BC - 610s BC - 600s BC - other decades) (2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC - 1st millennium AD) Events Scythians arrived in Asia Collapse... Locri Epizephyri (epi-Zephyros, under the West wind; see also List of traditional Greek place names) was founded about 680 BC on the Italian shores of the Ionian Sea, near modern Capo Zefirio, by the Locrians, apparently by Opuntii (East Locrians) from the city of Opus, but including Ozolae (West...


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  • Locris page in the "Plato and His Dialogues" website

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Locri (338 words)
Locri Epizefiri was founded in 680 BC[?] on the shores of the Ionian Sea, near Capo Zefirio[?] (from the name of a wind), by the Locrians, apparently by Opuntii (East Locrians) from the city of Opus[?], but including Ozolae (West Locrians) and Lacedaemonians.
Locri was founded as result of an enterprise of a noble family in the Central Locride in Greece.
In the early centuries Locri Epizefiri was allied with Sparta, and later with Syracuse.
Locri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (522 words)
Locri is a town and commune in the province of Reggio Calabria, Calabria, southern Italy.
Epizephyrian Locri was one of the cities of Magna Graecia.
In the early centuries Locri was allied with Sparta, and later with Syracuse.
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