(Orobiai). A town on the coast of Euboea near Aegae. It had an oracle of Apollo.
Orobiae (Orobiai), a town on the western coast of Euboea, between
Aedepsus and Aegae, which possessed an oracle of Apollo Selinuntius. (Strab. x.
p. 445 comp. ix. p. 405.) The town was partly destroyed by an earthquake and an
inundation of the sea in B.C. 426. (Thuc. iii. 89.) This town seems to be the
one mentioned by Stephanus under the name of Orope (Orope), who describes it as
a city of Euboea, having a very renowned temple of Apollo. (Steph. B. s. v. Korope.)
There are some remains of the walls of Orobiae at Rovies, which word is only a
corruption of the ancient name. (Leake, Northern Greece. vol. ii. p. 176.)
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