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BALLA or VALLA (Βάλλα, Steph. B. sub voce Οὐάλλαι, Ptol. 3.13.40: Eth. Βαλλαῖος, Steph.; Vallaeus, Plin. Nat. 4.10. s. 17), a town of Macedonia, placed in Pieria by Ptolemy and Pliny, the inhabitants of which were removed to Pythium. (Steph. l.c.) As Pythium was in Perrhaebia, at the southwestern foot of the Pierian mountains, Leake places Balla in the mountainous part of Pieria, and supposes that Velvendó may have derived its name from it. In that case it would be a different place from the BALA of the Table, which stood about midway between Dium and Berrhoea. (Leake, Northern Greece, vol. iii. p. 425.)

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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 4.10
    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 3.13
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