Dryopes or Dryopians (/
Heracles, in conjunction with the Malians, is said to have driven the Dryopes out of their country, and to have given it to the Dorians; whereupon the expelled Dryopes settled at Hermione and Asine in the Argolic peninsula, at Styrus and Carystus in Euboea, and in the island of Cythnus. These are the five chief places in which we find the Dryopes in historical times. Later, Thucydides identifies Carystus as Dryopian, but nearby Styria as Ionian. Dicaearchus gives the name of Dryopis to the country around Ambracia, from which we might conclude that the Dryopes extended at one time from the Ambraciot Gulf to Mount Oeta and the Spercheius.
- Herodotus. Histories. 1.56, 8.31.
- Strabo. Geographica. ix. p.434. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
- Herodotus. Histories. 8.43, 8.36, 8.73.
- Diodorus Siculus. Bibliotheca historica (Historical Library). 4.57.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece. 4.34.9. , et seq.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece. 5.1.2.
- Thucydides. History of the Peloponnesian War. 7.57.
- Dicaearchus, 5.30, p. 459, ed. Fuhr.
- Smith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Dryopes". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.
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