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‘in historical times were the people who spoke Doric Greek (see dialects, greek): in SE and NE Peloponnese (Sparta, Argos, Corinth, Megara), on islands in the south Aegean (Melos, Crete, Rhodes, Cos), and on the mainland facing Cos (Cnidus, Halicarnassus). Their main festival was the Carnea. They were divided into three phylae. Tension between Dorians and Lonians became acute in the 5th cent. For the myth of the arrival of the Dorians in Peloponnese, see heraclids. Archaeology throws an uncertain light on the prehistoric truth about the Dorian invasion.

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