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Dryopes or Dryopians (/ˈdr.əpz, drˈɒpiənz/; Ancient Greek: Δρύοπες) were a tribe of ancient Greece. According to Herodotus, they had once lived in a place called Dryopis (Δρυοπίς), later known as Doris.[1] They were driven out by the Malians (and supposedly Heracles), some of the refugees making their way to Ermioni.[2] Some also ended up at Styria in Euboea, Kythnos, and Asine in Messenia.[3] Later, Thucydides identifies Carystus as Dryopian, but nearby Styria as Ionian.[4]

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  1. ^ Herodotus. Histories, i. 56, viii. 31.
  2. ^ Herodotus. Histories, viii. 43.
  3. ^ Herodotus. Histories, viii. 46, viii. 73.
  4. ^ Thucydides. History of the Peloponnesian War, vii. 57.