A town in Phthiotis, in Thessaly, situated on the small river Acheloüs, fifty
stadia inland from the Maliac Gulf. It has given its name to the war which was carried on by
the confederate Greeks against Antipater after the death of Alexander, B.C. 323. When
Antipater was defeated by the confederates under the command of Leosthenes, the Athenian, he
took refuge in Lamia, where he was besieged for some months. During the siege Leosthenes was
killed, and soon after Antipater, being joined by Craterus, defeated the confederates at
Cranon, ending the war (Polyb. ix. 29).