|There were ancient cities; Nasi
, Skotani , Argeathae
, Likoudes , Paos
, Alous ,Orix
and most likely the Homeric city Enispi
, which was an island in the river Ladonas according to an ancient Arkadian
a place-name and as a settlement is attributed to the Slavs who came
to area in thw 7th century A.D. , found the place that consists of a large
forest of oaktrees and pastures ( this is what the word Strezova
means) empty and took to this place in order to survive.
The native population of the resently destroyed ancient
cities and settlements situated near the Ladonas , decreased , persecuted
and scattered in the mountains , fields and pastures did not clash with
the uninvited strangers( due to Theodosius' p licy which destroyyed the
ancient temples and banned the worship in groups-the basic connecting factor
of the mountaineers-Alarichos' raids and the epidemics of the time).
However , when the intruders became a menace for the
central authority of Byzantium due to their attack against Patras , they
were persecuted or Hellenized violeuntly by means of harsh laws and enactments.
It was the time when the already Christianized Greek element
of the area got the opportunity of rallyng around settlements again. Because
the area of Strezova is isolated and in accessible, it always reseived
persecutent mainly Greek element coming from the flat areas of Elia, Argolida,
Messinia, even that of Attica.This phenomenon took place to a large extent
during all the great upheavals of history (rainds strangers , famines
, epidemics , clashes among Byzautines , Franks , Turks , Venets , Orlophic
facts and others).