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Phocis, an ancient Greek state, lay N. of the Corinthian Gulf and W. of Boeotia. It contained Mount Parnassus and the rivers Cephissus and Plistus. It was mountainous and, except the valley of the Cephissus, unproductive. The state is said to have derived its name from its coloniser, Phocus, son of AEgeus. The people were industrious agriculturists, and proved their bravery in different wars. In the Peloponnesian War they were allies of Sparta.