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Destruction and end of the town
By Philip II, 346 BC
In the tenth year after the seizure of the sanctuary, Philip put an end to the
war, which was called both the Phocian War and the Sacred War, in the year when
Theophilus was archon at Athens, which was the first of the hundred and eighth
Olympiad at which Polycles of Cyrene was victorious in the foot-race. The cities
of Phocis were captured and razed to the ground. The tale of them was Lilaea,
Hyampolis, Anticyra, Parapotamii, Panopeus and Daulis. These cities were distinguished
in days of old, especially because of the poetry of Homer.
The army of Xerxes, burning down certain of these, made them better known in Greece,
namely Erochus, Charadra, Amphicleia, Neon, Tithronium and Drymaea. The rest of
the Phocian cities, except Elateia, were not famous in former times, I mean Phocian
Trachis, Phocian Medeon, Echedameia, Ambrossus, Ledon, Phlygonium and Stiris.
On the occasion to which I have referred all the cities enumerated were razed
to the ground and their people scattered in villages (Paus. 10,3,1-2).
This extract is from: Pausanias Description of Greece with an English Translation by W.H.S. Jones, Litt.D., and H.A. Ormerod, M.A., in 4 Volumes. Harvard University Press
Cited Sept. 2002 from Perseus Project URL bellow, which contains comments & interesting hyperlinks.
- Perseus: Pausanias, Description of Greece, Phocis and Ozolian Locri
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