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OENO´PHYTA (τὰ Οἰνόφυτα), a place in Boeotia, where the Athenians under Myronides gained a signal victory over the Boeotians in B.C. 456. As this victory was followed by the destruction of Tanagra, there can be little doubt that it was in the territory of the latter city, not far from the frontier of Attica. Its name, moreover, shows that it was the place where the wine was chiefly produced, for which the territory of Tanagra was celebrated. Leake therefore places it at I'nia (written Οἴνια, perhaps a corruption of Οἰνόφυτα), which stands in a commanding position near the left bank of the Asopus, between Tanagra and Oropus. (Thuc. 1.108, 4.95; Leake, Northern Greece, vol. ii. p. 463.)

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