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  • In the numerous colonies especially, founded by mixed multitudes from distant parts of Greece, the minds of the emigrants were greatly determined toward cordial coöperation by their knowledge that the expedition had been directed, the oecist indicated, and the spot either chosen or approved by Apollo of Delphi.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 01

  • The dispersion of his ashes connecting him with the island as its _oecist_, may be construed, if not as the expression of a public vote, at least as

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 01

  • He was interred within the walls with great military pomp in the centre of what thenceforth became the chief agora; he was proclaimed oecist, or founder of the town; and was worshipped as a hero with annual games and sacrifices.

    A Smaller history of Greece From the earliest times to the Roman conquest


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  • n. The founder of a colony. (from The Phrontistery)

    November 16, 2008