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HALAE (Ἁλαί), a town situated upon the Opuntian gulf, but belonging to Boeotia in the time of Strabo and Pausanias. It is described by Pausanias as situated to the right of the river Platanius, and as the last town of Boeotia. It probably derived its name from some salt springs which are still found in its neighbourhood. Leake places it on the cape which projects to the northward beyond Malesína and Proskyná, where some ruins are said to exist at a church of St. John Theologus. (Strab. ix. pp. 405, 425; Paus. 9.24.5; Steph. B. sub voce Leake, Northern Greece, vol. ii. p. 288.)

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