(τὸ Λήλαντον πεδίον
), a fertile plain in Euboea, between Chalcis and Eretria, which was an object of frequent contention between those cities. [CHALCIS
] It was the subject of volcanic action. Strabo relates that on one occasion a torrent of hot mud issued from it ; and it contained some warm springs, which were used by the dictator Sulla.
The plain was also celebrated for its vineyards ; and in it there were mines of copper and iron. (Strab. i. p.58
, x. p. 447, seq.; Hon. Hymn. in Apoll.
219 ; Theogn. 888; Leake, Northern Greece,
vol. ii. p. 265.) Pliny mentions a river Lelantus in Euboea, which must have flowed through this plain, if it really existed. (Plin. Nat. 4.12. s. 21