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The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites
A city near the end of the Pallene peninsula E of Mende. The importance
of the town, which figured in the Peloponnesian War, is indicated by the high
assessment assigned to it in the Athenian tribute lists. The mound of ruins marking
the site lies between Cape Paliuri and Cape Kassandra.
M. H. Mc Allister, ed.
This text is from: The Princeton encyclopedia of classical sites,
Princeton University Press 1976. Cited Nov 2002 from
Perseus Project URL below, which contains bibliography & interesting hyperlinks.
Perseus Project index
Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities
The chief town in the Macedonian peninsula of Pallene, on the western coast. It revolted from Athens in the Peloponnesian War, and being taken by Cleon, the male inhabitants were put to death and the women and children sold as slaves.
- Perseus: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities (1898)
Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)
Skione, Eth. Skionaios, Skioneus. The chief town on the isthmus of
Pallene in Macedonia. Although it called itself Achaean, like many other colonial
towns, in default of any acknowledged mother-city, it traced its origin to warriors
returning from Troy. Under concert with Brasidas the Scionaeans proclaimed their
revolt from Athens, two days after the truce was sworn, March, B.C. 421. Brasidas,
by a speech which appealed to Grecian feeling, wound up the citizens to the highest
pitch of enthusiasm. The Athenians, furious at the refusal of the Lacedaemonians
to give up this prize, which they had gained after the truce, passed a resolution,
under the instigation of Cleon to kill all the grown-up male inhabitants of the
place, and strictly besieged the town, which Brasidas was unable to relieve, though
he had previously conveyed away the women and children to a place of safety. After
a long blockade Scione surrendered to the Athenians, who put all the men of military
age to death, and sold the women and children to slavery. The site of this ill-fated
city must be sought for between the capes Paliuri and Posidhi.
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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