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ELAEUS (Ἔλαιος), a town of Aetolia, belonging to Calydon, was strongly fortified, having received all the necessary munitions from king Attalus. It was taken by Philip V., king of Macedonia, B.C. 219. Its name indicates that it was situated in a marshy district; and it must have been on the coast to have received supplies from Attalus. We may therefore place it near Mesolonghi. (Plb. 5.65; Kruse, Hellas, vol. ii. pt, ii. p. 262.)

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