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The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites
One of the chief towns of the region in the archaic period, joining
with Chalkis in the 8th c. B.C. to found Cumae in Italy. There was a tendency
in later times, when the Euboian city was overshadowed by Chalkis, to confuse
it with the far more important Aeolian Kyme in Asia Minor. The location of the
archaic city is not certain, but it is presumably to be found on the E slope of
Mt. Dirphys near the E coast town of Koumi. No ancient remains other than inscriptions
have been found at the modern town; the ancient acropolis was probably on the
height of Palaiokastri at Potamia, now marked by a mediaeval fortress. Bursian
reported 4th and 3d c. B.C. graves NE of Koumi; a small temple has been excavated
at Oxylithos not far to the S.
M. H. Mc Allister, ed.
This text is from: The Princeton encyclopedia of classical sites,
Princeton University Press 1976. Cited Nov 2002 from
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