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Homer does not mention, at least not in express words the Locri Hesperii, but only seems to distinguish them from the people of whom we have spoken;

“ Locri, who dwell beyond the sacred Eubœa;1

Il. ii. 535.
as if there were other Locri. They occupied the cities Amphissa2 and Naupactus.3 The latter still subsists near Antirrhium.4 It has its name from the ships that were built there, either because the Heraclidæ constructed their fleet at this place, or because the Locri, as Ephorus states, had built vessels there long before that time. At present it belongs to the Ætolians, by a decree of Philip.

1 Il. ii. 535.

2 Salona, or Lampeni.

3 Lepanto.

4 Castel de Roumeli.

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