Davleia

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Davleia
Δαύλεια
A view of Davleia
A view of Davleia
Location
Davleia is located in Greece
Davleia
Davleia
Coordinates 38°31′N 22°44′E / 38.517°N 22.733°E / 38.517; 22.733Coordinates: 38°31′N 22°44′E / 38.517°N 22.733°E / 38.517; 22.733
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Central Greece
Regional unit: Boeotia
Municipality: Livadeia
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 1,686
 - Area: 94.985 km2 (37 sq mi)
 - Density: 18 /km2 (46 /sq mi)
Community
 - Population: 1,240
 - Area: 61.725 km2 (24 sq mi)
 - Density: 20 /km2 (52 /sq mi)
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (min-max): 260–410 m ­(853–1345 ft)
Postal code: 320 08
Telephone: +30-2261-xxx-xxx
Auto: ΒΙ
Website
davlia.com

Davleia (Greek: Δαύλεια) is a village and a former municipality in Boeotia, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Livadeia, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Its name comes from the ancient settlement Daulis. The municipality includes the eastern portion of Mount Parnassos. Phthiotis lies to the north. Davleia is located ESE of Lamia, SW of Kamena Vourla, W of Livadeia and Thiva, NE of Itea and E of Delphi.

Modern population[edit]

Year Community Municipal unit
1981 2,264 -
1991 2,188 -
2001 1,764 2,397
2011[1] 1,240 1,686

History[edit]

In ancient Greece, this city in Phocis was called Daulis (Δαυλίς) and at a later stage Daulia (Δαυλία) and Daulion (Δαύλιον). Mentioned by Homer, it was said to be named either in reference to the woody character of the area or after a nymph Daulis, a daughter of the river-god Cephissus.[3]

In Greek mythology, Daulis was the hometown of Tereus.

Daulis was the city at the end of the road not taken by Oedipus.[4]

During the Greco-Persian Wars, Daulis was destroyed for the first time in 480 BC. In 395 BC, the city was attacked by Thebes. In 346 BC, Daulis was destroyed again during the so-called Third Sacred War. In 220 BC, the city was attacked by the Aetolians. In 198 BC, the Romans occupied Daulis by a stratagem.

In Late Antiquity, Daulia was a seat of a bishop and is now a titular see of the Catholic Church.[5]

Remains of the walls of the city's acropolis can be seen today above the modern town.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Detailed census results 2011 (Greek)
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ William Smith, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854), entry: Daulis
  4. ^ Eisner, Robert (1987). The Road to Daulis: Psychoanalysis, Psychology, and Classical Mythology. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press. ISBN 0-8156-0210-3.
  5. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), "Sedi titolari", p. 880

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