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Oreus

Ὠρεός). A town in the north of Euboea, originally called Hestiaea or Histiaea. After the Persian Wars it became subject to Athens, but having revolted from the Athenians in B.C. 445, it was taken by Pericles, its inhabitants expelled, and their place supplied by 2000 Athenians (Thuc.i. 114). It was an important place down to the dissolution of the Achaean League.

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