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Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)

Glisas

  Glissas: Eth. Glisantios. An ancient town of Boeotia, mentioned by Homer in the same line with Plataea (Il. ii. 504), and celebrated in mythology as the place where the Epigoni fought against the Thebans, and where the Argive chiefs were buried who fell in the battle. (Paus. i. 44. § 4, ix. 5. § 13, ix. 8. § 6, ix. 9. § 4, ix. 19. § 2.) Pausanias, in his description of the road from Thebes to Chalcis, says that Glisas was situated beyond Teumessus, at the distance of seven stadia from the latter place; that above Glisas rose Mount Hypatus, from which flowed the torrent Thermodon. (Paus. ix. 19. §2.) Strabo (ix.) places it on Mt. Hypatus, and Herodotus (ix. 43) describes the Thermodon as flowing between Glisas and Tanagra. Leake identifies Glisas with the ruins on the bank of the torrent of Platanaki, above which rises. the mountain of Siamata, the ancient Hypatus.

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