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{{unreferenced|date=January 2011}} {{about|the ancient region of Greece|the city in Calabria|Locri}} '''Locris''' ([[Greek language|Greek]], Modern: {{polytonic|Λοκρίδα}} '''Lokrida''', Ancient: {{polytonic|Λοκρίς}} '''Lokris''') was a region of [[ancient Greece]], the homeland of the [[Locrians]], made up of three distinct districts. ==Locrian tribe== {{Main|Locrians}} The city of [[Locri]] in [[Calabria]] ([[Italy]]), also known in antiquity as "Epizephyrian Locris", was a colony founded by the Locrians in [[Magna Graecia]]. There is some disagreement over whether it was those from Opuntian Locris or from Ozolian Locris who were responsible. ==Ancient Locris== The territory of the Locrians was divided into three by [[Doris (Greece)|Doris]] and [[Phocis (ancient region)|Phocis]], perhaps due to an early invasion of a contiguous Locrian state. This fact, combined with the region's infertility, meant that the Locrians tended to be dominated by their neighbours, and played little part in Greek history. To the south-west of Phocis was [[Ozolian Locris]], situated on the north coast of the Gulf of Corinth, between [[Naupactus]] and [[Crisa]]. The main cities of Ozolian Locris were [[Amfissa|Amphissa]] and [[Naupactus]] which was its [[seaport]]. To the north east of Phocis was [[Opuntian Locris]], named after its main [[city]], [[Opus, Greece|Opus]]. Finally, to the north of Phocis was [[Epicnemidian Locris]], situated near the pass of [[Thermopylae]].{{fact|date=January 2011}} ===Ozolian Locris=== {{Main|Ozolian Locris}} Ozolian Locris is today known commonly as [[Nafpaktia]], after the city of Naupactus, and forms part of the prefecture of [[Phocis]]. ===Opuntian Locris=== {{Main|Opuntian Locris}} Modern Opuntian Locris is part of the [[Phthiotis]] prefecture. ==External links== * [http://plato-dialogues.org/tools/loc/locris.htm Locris] ([http://plato-dialogues.org/ "Plato and His Dialogues" Website]) {{coord missing|Greece}}