). The name of several Pelasgian places, whence
Larissa is called in mythology the daughter of Pelasgus.
An important town of Thessaly in Pelasgiotis, situated on the Peneus, in an extensive
plain, and once the capital of the Pelasgi.
Surnamed Cremasté, another important town of Thessaly
in Phthiotia, distant twenty stadia from the Maliac Gulf.
An ancient city on the coast of the Troad.
L. Phricōnis, a city on the coast of Mysia, near
Cymé, of Pelasgian origin, but colonized by the Aeolians. It was also called
the Egyptian Larissa, because Cyrus the Great settled in it a body of his Egyptian mercenary
Larissa Ephesia, a city of Lydia, in the plain of the
In Assyria, an ancient city on the eastern bank of the Tigris, some distance north of the
mouth of the river Zabatus or Lycus. It was deserted when Xenophon saw it. The name Larissa
is in this case no doubt a corruption of some Assyrian name (perhaps Al-Assur), which
Xenophon naturally confounded with Larissa, through his familiarity with the word as the name
of cities in Greece.