). 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.