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After Thespiae Homer names Graea and Mycalessus, concerning which I have already spoken.1 He likewise says concerning the rest:2 "And those who lived about Harma and Heilesium and Erythrae, and those who held Eleon and Hyle and Peteon."3 Peteon is a village in the Theban territory near the road to Anthedon. Ocalee is midway between Haliartus and Alalcomenium, thirty stadia distant from each; and a river bearing the same name flows past it. The Phocian Medeon is on the Crisaean Gulf, at a distance of one hundred and sixty stadia from Boeotia, whereas the Boeotian Medeon, which was named after it, is near Onchestus at the base of the mountain Phoenicius; and from this fact its name has been changed to Phoenicis. This mountain is also called a part of the Theban territory; but by some both Medeon and Ocalea are called a part of the territory of Haliartus.

1 9. 2. 10, 11.

2 9. 2. 11, 12, 17, 20.

3 Hom. Il. 2.499

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