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Larisaeans - Argos or elsewhere? (Pl.Meno 70b)

Larisaeans - Argos or elsewhere? (Pl.Meno 70b)

Postby ἑκηβόλος » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:49 am

Is there an online ready reference work explaining which Larissa is meant, or in fact which any one or anywhere sharing the same name is meant when it occurs in a text?

While reading Meno 70b, the Laiseans are mentioned. Is that a reference to this Larissa in Argos, pictured on Wiki, or sime ither place? Is this Argos part of Thessaly? What system of land sub-division was used outside of Athens?

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