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PLEIAE (Πλεῖαι), a town of Laconia, mentioned by Livy (35.27) as the place where Nabis pitched his camp in B.C. 192, must have been situated in the plain of Leuce, which lay between Acriae and Asopus. [LEUCAE] The name of the place occurs in an inscription (Böckh, Inscr. no. 1444). From its position it would appear to be the same as the παλαιὰ κώμη of Pausanias (3.22.6), in which passage Curtius suggests that we might perhaps read Πλεῖαι κώην. (Curtius, Peloponnesos, vol. ii. p. 328.)

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    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 3.22.6
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 35, 27
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