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Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)

Colonides

Colonides, Kolonides. A town in the SW. of Messenia, described by Pausanias as standing upon a height at a short distance from the sea, and 40 stadia from Asine. The inhabitants affirmed that they were not Messenians, but a colony led from Athens by Colaenus. It is mentioned by Plutarch (Philop. 18) under the name of Colonis (Kolonis) as a place which Philopoemen marched to relieve; but according to the narrative of Livy (xxxix. 49) Corone was the place towards which Philopoemen marched. The site of Colonides is uncertain. Leake places it upon the Messenian gulf at Kastelia, where are some remains of ancient buildings, N. of Koroni, the site of Asine; but the French commission suppose it to have stood on the bay of Phoenicus, NW. of the promontory Acritas.

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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