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Description: Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 106. Not illustrated. Chapters: Larissa, Ampelakia, Larissa, Farsala, Elassona, Melivoia, Gonnoi, Tyrnavos, Sarantaporo, Agia, Larissa, Namata, Larissa, Evrymenes, Larissa, Krannonas, Makrychori, Tsaritsani, Olympos, Larissa, Chalkiades, Larissa, Livadi, Kileler, Antichasia, Greece, Kato Olympos, Karya, Larissa, Polydamantas, Nessonas, Lakereia, Potamia, Larissa, Enippeas, Platykampos, Verdikousa, Nikaia, Larissa, Giannouli, Ampelonas, Koilada, Narthaki, Armenio, Agiokampos, Larissa, Milea, Larissa. Excerpt: Larissa - There are a number of highways including E75 and the main railway from Athens to Thessaloniki (Salonika) crossing through Thessaly. The region is directly linked to the rest of Europe through the International Airport of Central Greece located in Nea Anchialos a short distance from Larissa. Larissa lies on the river Pineios. The Larissa Chasma, a deep gash in the surface of Dione, a natural satellite of Saturn, was named after Larissa. The city is said in Greek mythology to have been founded by Acrisius, who was killed accidentally by his son, Perseus. There lived Peleus, the hero beloved by the gods, and his son Achilles; however, the city is not mentioned by Homer, unless it should be identified with Argissa of the Iliad. In mythology, the nymph Larissa was a daughter of the primordial man Pelasgus. Traces of Paleolithic human settlement have been recovered from the area, but it was peripheral to areas of advanced culture. The area around Larissa was extremely fruitful; it was agriculturally important and in antiquity was known for its horses. The name Larissa, inherited from the Pelasgian settlers an alternative name for the district was Pelasgiotis was common to many Pelasgian towns: the ancient Greek word larissa means "stronghold." Larissa is thought to be where the famous Greek physician Hippocrates and the ...