, Xenion, ap. Steph. B. sub voce
: Eth. Ὠλέριος
, Böckh, Inscr
. vol. ii. No. 2555; Eustath. ad Il
. ii. p. 664), a town of Crete, situated on a hill, with a temple to Athene.
In the struggle between Cnossus and Lyctus, the people of Olerus sided with the latter. (Plb. 4.53
, where the reading Ὄριοι
appears to be a mistake.)
In the Descrizione dell' Isola di Candia,
A.D. 1538 (ap. Mus. Class. Antiq. vol. ii. p. 271), the site is occupied by a place called Castel Messelerius.
vol. i. pp. 17, 424.)