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Anemoreia1 has been named from a circumstance connected with it: squalls of wind sweep down upon it from Catopterius,2 as it is called, a beetling cliff extending from Parnassus. This place was a boundary between Delphi and the Phocians when the Lacedaemonians caused the Delphians to revolt from the common organization of the Phocians,3 and permitted them to form a separate State of their own. Some, however, call the place Anemoleia. And then one comes to Hyampolis (later called Hya by some), to which, as I have said,4 the Hyantes were banished from Boeotia. This city is very far inland, near Parapotamii, and is not the same as Hyampeia on Parnassus; also far inland is Elateia, the largest city of the Phocians, which is unknown by Homer, for it is more recent than the Homeric age, and it is advantageously situated in that it commands the passes from Thessaly. Demosthenes5 clearly indicates the natural advantage of its position when he speaks of the commotion that suddenly took place at Athens when a messenger came to the Prytanes with the report that Elateia had been captured.6

1 "Wind-swept."

2 "The Look-out."

3 About 457 B.C. (see Thuc. 1.107-108).

4 9. 2. 3. Cf. 10. 3. 4.

5 Dem. 18.168

6 By Philip in 338 B.C.

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