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Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities
One of the twelve Achaean cities in the western part of Achaea.
- Perseus: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities (1898)
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Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)
Pharai. Sometimes Phara, Pherae, Pharees, the name of the people:
Eth. Pharieus, Pharaieus. The territory (he Pharaike, Strab. viii. p. 388, Polyb.
iv. 59). A town of Achaia, and one of the twelve Achaean cities, was situated
on the river Pierus or Peirus, 70 stadia from the sea, and 150 stadia from Patrae.
It was one of the four cities which took the lead in restoring the Achaean League
in B.C. 280. In the Social War (B.C. 220, seq.) it suffered from the attacks of
the Aetolians and Eleans. Its territory was annexed by Augustus to Patrae, when
the latter city was made a Roman colony after the battle of Actium. Pharae contained
a large agora, with a curious statue of Hermes. The remains of the city have been
found on the left bank of the Kamenitza, near Prevezo.
This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited June 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks
- Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD)
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