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[5] After Aristaeus the Iberians crossed to Sardinia, under Norax as leader of the expedition, and they founded the city of Nora. The tradition is that this was the first city in the island, and they say that Norax was a son of Erytheia, the daughter of Geryones, with Hermes for his father. A fourth component part of the population was the army of Iolaus, consisting of Thespians and men from Attica, which put in at Sardinia and founded Olbia; by themselves the Athenians founded Ogryle, either in commemoration of one of their parishes in the home-land, or else because one Ogrylus himself took part in the expedition. Be this as it may, there are still today places in Sardinia called Iolaia, and Iolaus is worshipped by the inhabitants.

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    • The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, NORA Sardinia, Italy.
    • Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854), IOLAI
    • Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854), NORA
    • Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854), O┬┤LBIA
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