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OLI´ZON (Ὀλιζών: Eth. Ὀλιζώνιος), an ancient town of Magnesia in Thessaly, mentioned by Homer, who gives it the epithet of “rugged.” (Hom. Il. 2.717.) It possessed a harbour (Scylax, p. 25); and as it was opposite Artemisium in Euboea (Plut. Them. 8), it is placed by Leake on the isthmus connecting the peninsula of Trikhíri with the rest of Magnesia. (Strab. ix. p.436; Plin. Nat. 4.9. s. 16; Steph. B. sub voce Leake, Northern Greece, vol. iv. p. 384.)

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    • Homer, Iliad, 2.717
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 4.9
    • Plutarch, Themistocles, 8
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