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 Some persons use the word Aspledon1 without the first syllable, Spledon. The name both of the city and of the territory was changed to Eudeielos,2 which expressed perhaps some peculiar advantage the inhabitants derived from their western position, and especially the mild winters. The extreme parts of the day are the coldest. Of these the evening is colder than the morning, for as night approaches the cold is more intense, and as night retires the cold abates. The severity of the cold is mitigated by the heat of the sun, and the part which during the coldest season has received most of the sun's heat, is mildest in winter. It is distant from Orchomenus3 20 stadia. The river Melas is between them.
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