CHARADRA (Ancient city) PARNASSOS
Eth. Charadraios. A city of Phocis, and one of the Phocian towns destroyed by Xerxes, is described by Pausanias as situated 20 stadia from Lilaea, upon a lofty and precipitous rock. He further states that the inhabitants suffered from a scarcity of water, which they obtained from the torrent Charadrus, a tributary of the Cephissus, distant three stadia from the town. Dodwell and Gell place Charadra at Mariolates, at the foot of Parnassus, but Leake places it at Suvala, for two reasons:--1. Because the distance of 20 stadia is nearly that of Suvala from Paleokastro, the site of Lilaea, whereas Mariolates is more distant; and 2. The torrent at the latter does not join the Cephissus.
This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited May 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks
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