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Πιερίην. The small strip of coastland between the mouths of the Haliacmon and Peneius, with the well-wooded hill country on the right bank of the Haliacmon below the Cambunian Mountains, and the northern and eastern slopes of Mount Olympus, was called Pieria after its early inhabitants (Πίερες, cf. ch. 112), though later included in lower Macedonia (ch. 127. 1). Hence the Pierian hills are here called ὄρος Μακεδονικόν. Its chief towns were Methone, Pydna, and Dium.

ἔκειρε: compare the road made by Sitalces (Thuc. ii. 98).

τριτημορίς: for the triple division cf. ch. 121.

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