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Orobiae or Orobiai (Ancient Greek: Ὀρόβιαι) was a town on the western coast of ancient Euboea, between Aedepsus and Aegae, which possessed an oracle of Apollo Selinuntius.[1] The town was partly destroyed by an earthquake and an inundation of the sea in the 426 BC Malian Gulf tsunami.[2] This town seems to be the one mentioned by Stephanus of Byzantium under the name of Orope (Ὀρόπη), who describes it as "a city of Euboea, having a very renowned temple of Apollo."[3]

Its site is located near the modern village of Rovies.[4][5]
References

Strabo. Geographica. x. p.445 comp. ix. p. 405. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
Thucydides. History of the Peloponnesian War. 3.89.
Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. s.v. Κορόπη.
Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 55, and directory notes accompanying.

This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Orobiae". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

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