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Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities

Pharae

One of the twelve Achaean cities in the western part of Achaea.


Perseus Project

Pharae, Pharai


Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)

Pharae

  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


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