Dolopia

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Dolopia
Δολοπία
Region of Ancient Greece
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Map of ancient Dolopia & environs
Location Western Greece
Dialects Doric

Dolopia[1] (Greek: Δολοπία) is a mountainous region[2] of Greece, located north of Aetolia.

Geography

Dolopia was located between Epirus and Thessaly. Some of their cities were, Angeia, Ctimene (polis)[3] and Dolopeis, close to lake Xynius.[4]

Mythology & History

The Dolopes (Greek: Δόλοπες) were considered Thessalians, or sometimes Aetolians. There was also[5] a son of the god Hermes named Dolops (Greek: Δόλοψ), and two persons in the Iliad.[6] One was the son of Lampus,[7] an elder Trojan and son of king Laomedon *who was killed by Menelaus). Another Dolops was the son of Clytius, Clytides (Greek: Κλυτίδης),[8] who was killed by Hector, and a third one was the father of Iphimachus that took care of Philoctetes.[9]

Dolopians were either under Thessalian rule, or autonomous and members of the Amphictyonic league. In 480 BC they joined the Persian marching army. In 420 BC they warred against Heraclea in Trachis in alliance with Thessalians and Aenianians. In the 4th century BC they allied themselves with the Corinthian league under Phillip II.

List of Dolopians

See also

References

  1. ^ A Latin Dictionary
  2. ^ An inventory of archaic and classical poleis
  3. ^ Ctimene
  4. ^ Xynius. Lake in the country of the Dolopians [Arg.1.68; Hyg.Fab.14].
  5. ^ A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology
  6. ^ Homer, Iliad
  7. ^ Dolops
  8. ^ A Homeric Dictionary
  9. ^ Philoctetes
  10. ^ Ovidius
  11. ^ Achaean Leaders
Sources
  • History of Ktimenon
  • Dolopes, in Greek
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