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KREUSA (Livadhostro) Boiotia, Greece.

In antiquity, the market town for Thespiae. The site is on the N slope of Mt. Korombili, near the modern town of Livadhostro. The harbor, protected from the violent local storms by a mole in ancient times, had no importance of its own in the Classical period, but served as a port for Thebes, and maintained close relations with Corinth. During the war against Antiochos, the Romans used the town as a base of operations. Pausanias saw nothing there worth reporting; the site is now marked by the remains of walls with towers, and a gate 3 m wide. A bronze statue known as the Livadhostro Poseidon, now in the National Museum, was found in the sea off nearby Haghios Vasilios at the end of the 19th c.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Paus. 9.32.1-2; Livy 36.21.5, 44.1.4; Ptol. 3.14.5; W. M. Leake, Nor. Gr. (1835) II 406, 505, 520.

M. H. MC ALLISTER

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