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Phthia

  City and region of southern Thessalia, on the mainland facing northern Euboea (the city of Phthia itself has not been located by archaeologists; the region is variously called Phthia or Phthiotis).
  Phthia is best known as the country of Achilles and his father Peleus. Mythology knows of a Phthia, eponym of the region, who was loved by Apollo and gave him three sons, Dorus (the ancestor of the Dorians, who is also sometimes presented as a son of Hellen and a grandson of Deucalion), Laodocus and Polypoetes, who where kings of this country before they were slain by Aetolus, one of the sons of Endymion, king of Elis, and the ancestor of the Aetolians who settled on the northern shore of the gulf of Corinth and founded such cities as Pleuron and Calydon.

Bernard Suzanne (page last updated 1999), ed.
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