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

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

Post by 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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νῦν δέ, ὡς ἐμοὶ δοκεῖ, καὶ ἐπὶ σοφίᾳ, καὶ οὐχ ἥκιστα οἱ τοῦ σοῦ ἑταίρου Ἀριστίππου πολῖται Λαρισαῖοι.
Thou wast not born for death, immortal Bird!
No hungry generations tread thee down;
The voice I hear this passing night was heard
In ancient days by emperor and clown:
(Keats, Ode to a nightingale, 1819).

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