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[506] Ὀγχηστόν: on Lake Copaïs, in the district of Haliartus. It was the chief seat in Boeotia of the worship of Poseidon, whose temple stood on the hight of bare rocks near the lake. In early times, it was the seat of an Amphictyonic league.

ἄλσος: sacred grove; in appos. with “Ὀγχηστόν”, cf. vs. 592, 696. The name was often applied to a sacred precinct even when no grove of trees existed.

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