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Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities

Thronium

Now Pikraki; the chief town of the Locri Epicnemidii, on the river Boagrius, at a short distance from the sea, with a harbour upon the coast.


Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)

Thronium

  Thronion: Eth. Thronios, Thronites, Thronieus. The chief town of the Locri Epicnemidii, situated 20 stadia from the coast and 30 stadia from Scarpheia, upon the river Boagrius, which is described by Strabo as sometimes dry, and sometimes flowing with a stream two plethra in breadth. (Strab. ix. p. 436.) It is mentioned by Homer, who speaks of it as near the river Boagrius. (Il. ii. 533.) It was at one time partly destroyed by an earthquake. (Strab. i. p. 60.) At the beginning of the Peloponnesian War (B.C. 431) Thronium was taken by the Athenians. (Thuc. ii. 26; Diod. xii. 44.) In the Sacred War it was taken by Onomarchus, the Phocian general, who sold its inhabitants into slavery, and hence it is called by Scylax a Phocian city. The site of Thronium was ascertained by Meletius who found above the village Romani, at a place named Paleokastro, where some remains of the city still exist, a dedicatory inscription of the council and demus of the Thronienses.

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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