Oenus (Greek: Οἰνοῦς: Eth. Οἰνούντιος), an ancient town in Laconia, Greece, celebrated for its wine, from which the river Oenus, a tributary of the Eurotas, appears to have derived its name. From its being described by Athenaeus as near Pitane, one of the divisions of Sparta, it was probably situated near the junction of the Oenus and the Eurotas. (Steph. B. s. v.; Athen. i. p. 31.)


This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography by William Smith (1857).

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