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Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)

Heracleia Lyncestis

  The chief town of the province of Upper Macedonia, called Lyncestis, at a distance of 46 M. P. from Lychnidus and 64 M. P. from Edessa. According to the proportional distances, Heracleia stood not far from the modern town of Filurina, at about 10 geog. miles direct to the S. of Bitolia, nearly in the centre of the Egnatian Way. Calvinus narrowly escaped being intercepted by, the Pompeians on his rear, after having fallen back upon Heracleia, which Caesar (B.C. iii. 79) rightly places at the foot of the Candavian mountains, though his transcribers have interpolated the passage, and confounded it with the Heracleia Sintica of Thracian Macedonia. The writer of a geographical fragment has identified this city with Pelagonia, but incorrectly.

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

Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities


Lyncestis, a town of Macedonia, at the foot of the Candavian Mountains, on the confines of Illyria. Its ruins still retain the name of Erekli. Mention is made of this town in Caesar.

Present location

On the Agios Panteleemon hill

Archaeololgical excavations took place in 1997.

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