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Map showing ancient regions of central Greece in relation to geographical features.

Graïke (Ancient Greek: Γραϊκή [ɡra.ikɛ̌ː]) was the name of a region near Oropus on the border of Boeotia and Attica that was a dependent of Athens during the Peloponnesian War. [1] [2] Oropus was either located in or identical with the city Graia. [3][4] Graikos (Ancient Greek: Γραικός) may be interpreted "inhabitant of Graia. [5]

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  1. ^ Thucydides, Histories 2.23.3
  2. ^ cf. Stephanus of Byzantium, Ethnica s.v. Oropus.
  3. ^ Robin Lane Fox, Travelling Heroes: In the Epic Age of Homer (Random House, 2008: ISBN 0-679-44431-9), p. 161.
  4. ^ John Nicolas Coldstream, Geometric Greece: 900-700 BC. Routledge, 2003, ISBN 0-415-29899-7, p. 403 (note 7).
  5. ^ Online Etymology Dictionary.