Halieis , or Halice or Halike , or Halia , or Alycus or Alykos , or Haliai , was a port town of Hermionis, in ancient Argolis at the mouth of the Argolic Gulf. The district is called Halias by Thucydides. The townsfolk derived their name from their fisheries. The Tirynthians and Hermionians took refuge at Halieis when they were expelled from their own cities by the Argives. This town was taken about Olympiad 80 by Aneristus, the son of Sperthias, and made subject to Sparta. The district was afterwards ravaged on more than one occasion by the Athenians. After the Peloponnesian War Halieis is mentioned by Xenophon as autonomous.
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