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Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities
A town in Aetolia, at the mouth of the Evenus, situated at the foot of the mountain Chalcis, and hence also called Hypochalcis.
- Perseus: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities (1898)
Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)
Chalcis. Also called Chalceia, and Hypohalcis (Chalkeia, Pol. v. 94; Hupochalkis,
Strab. p. 451; Steph. B. s. v.) A town of Aetolia, situated upon the coast, at
a short distance E. of the mouth of the Evenus, and at the foot of a mountain
of the same name, whence it was called Hypochalcis. Chalcis is one of the 5 Aetolian
towns spoken of by Homer,who gives it the epithet of anchialos, and it continued
to be mentioned in the historical period. (Hom. Il. ii. 640; Thuc. ii. 83; Pol.
v. 94; Strab. pp. 451,459 460.) There are two great mountains situated between
the river Fidhari (the Evenus) and the castle of Rumili (Antirrhium), of which
the western mountain, called Varassova, corresponds to Chalcis, and the eastern,
called Kaki-skala, to Taphiassus. The town of Chalcis appears to have stood in
the valley between the two mountains, probably at Ovrio-castro, where there are
some remains of an Hellenic fortress. There was some confusion in the ancient
writers respecting the position of mount Chalcis, and Artemidorus, who called
it Chalcia, placed it between the Achelous and Pleuron (Strab. p. 460); but this
is clearly an error.
This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited May 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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