By William Smith
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Abae -arum), an historic city of Phocis, at the obstacles of Boeotia; celebrated for an old temple and oracle of Apollo, who for that reason derived t e surname of Abacus.
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The greatest of all his achievements was his putting a stop to Hellenic wars, and reconciling Hellenic cities with one another, persuading them to postpone their mutual hatreds because of the foreign war. To which end, they say, Cheileos the Arcadian most seconded his efforts. VH. On assuming the command, he straightway went to work to embark the citizens on their tristipulations. remes, and tried to persuade them to leave their city behind them and go as far as possible away from Hellas to meet the Barbarians by sea.