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(ˈləʊkrɪs; ˈlɒk-) or


(Placename) an ancient region of central Greece
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(ˈloʊ krɪs)

either of two districts in the central part of ancient Greece.
Lo′cri•an, n., adj.
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After the contest at Chalcis, Hesiod went to Delphi and there was warned that the `issue of death should overtake him in the fair grove of Nemean Zeus.' Avoiding therefore Nemea on the Isthmus of Corinth, to which he supposed the oracle to refer, Hesiod retired to Oenoe in Locris where he was entertained by Amphiphanes and Ganyetor, sons of a certain Phegeus.
The protagonists of these stories, Arvanites from the village of Locris, have fought in Asia Minor and experienced the violence of war.
In the first year of the war Athens had fortified the island of Atalante off the Opuntian coast to prevent leistikoi from sailing out of Opus and the rest of Locris and attacking Euboea.
The topics include the Dipotamos Valley and the "Phocian Corridor," the fortifications of Epicnemidian Locris, plying the sea of the Locrians, early settlement and configuration of the Archaic poleis, and the Hellenistic Period 323-146.