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Various locations (17)

Ancient authors' reports

Serrheum (Serrium)

Serrheum: a promontory in Thrace near Doriscus: Hdt. 7.59

Ancient place-names

Daravescus

DRAMA (Town) MAKEDONIA EAST & THRACE
Daravescus of the Roman period is identified with Drama

Agrianes tributary

EVROS (River) MAKEDONIA EAST & THRACE
Agrianes (Agrianes: Ergina), a small river in Thrace, and one of the tributaries of the Hebrus. (Herod. iv. 89.) It flows from Mount Hieron in a NW. direction, till it joins the Hebrus. Some have supposed it to be the same as the Erigon, which, however, is impossible, the latter being a tributary of the Axius.

Artiscus tributary

Gangas river

FILIPPI (Ancient city) KAVALA
  Gangas, Gangites (Gangas, Gangites, Appian, B.C. iv. 106), a river of Macedonia, which takes its rise at and flows round Philippi; after its confluence with the Zygactes the united streams bore the name of the Angites (Anghista), which was so called from the branch at Philippi. (Leake, Northern Greece, vol. iii. p. 225.) It was by this river side (Acts, xvi. 13), the fountains of which gave the name to the city, before the time of Philip of Macedon -Crenides, the Place of Fountains,- that the Proseucha was situated (in consequence of the ablutions which were connected with the worship) in which the Gospel was first preached within the limits of Europe. (Comp. Coneybeare and Howson, Life and Epistles of St. Paul, vol. i. p. 316.)

Ismaris, lake

ISMAROS (Ancient city) RODOPI
Homonym of the city that was nearby.

Serrhium (Cape Makri)

MAKRI (Small town) ALEXANDROUPOLI
After Maroneis one comes to the city Orthagoria and to the region about Serrhium (a rough coastingvoyage) (Strabo fr.47). All the ships had now arrived at Doriscus, and the captains at Xerxes' command brought them to the beach near Doriscus, where stands the Samothracian city of Sane, and Zone; at the end is Serreum, a well-known headland. This country was in former days possessed by the Cicones. (Herodt. 7.59.1)

Stabulum Diomedis

MAXIMIANOUPOLI (Ancient city) RODOPI
  Stabulum Diomedis (Itin. Ant. p. 331; It. Hier. p. 603), a place on the coast of Thrace, on the Via Egnatia, 18,000 paces, according to Itin. Ant., 12,000, according to It. Hier., from Porsula, or Maximianopolis; probably the same as Pliny (iv. 11. s. 18) calls Tirida: Oppidum fuit Tirida, Dio medis equorum stabulis dirum. This Diomedes was king of the Bistones in Thrace, and was in the habit of throwing strangers to be devoured by his savage horses, till at length he himself was punished in the same way by Hercules. (Mela, ii. 2. § 8.) Lapie places it near the modern Iassikeni.

This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited September 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


Acontisma

NEAPOLIS (Ancient city) KAVALA
Acontisma a station in Macedonia on the coast and on the Via Egnatia, 8 or 9 miles eastward of Neapolis, is placed by Leake near the end of the passes of the Sapaei, which were formed by the mountainous coast stretching eastward from Kavala. Tafel considers it to be identical with Christopolis and the modern Kavala. (Amm. Marc. xxvii. 4; It. Ant. and Hierocl.; Leake, Northern Greece, vol. iii. p. 180; Tafel, De Viae Egnatiae Parte Orient. p. 13, seq.)

Aenyra & Coenyra

THASSOS (Island) MAKEDONIA EAST & THRACE
A place in Thasos: Hdt. 6.47

Stabulum Diomedis

VISTONIDA LAKE (Lake) XANTHI
Stabulum Diomedis (Itin. Ant. p. 331; It. Hier. p. 603), a place on the coast of Thrace, on the Via Egnatia, 18,000 paces, according to Itin. Ant., 12,000, according to It. Hier., from Porsula, or Maximianopolis; probably the same as Pliny (iv. 11. s. 18) calls Tirida: Oppidum fuit Tirida, Dio medis equorum stabulis dirum. This Diomedes was king of the Bistones in Thrace, and was in the habit of throwing strangers to be devoured by his savage horses, till at length he himself was punished in the same way by Hercules. (Mela, ii. 2. § 8.) Lapie places it near the modern Iassikeni.

Capes

Serrheum

MARONIA (Ancient city) RODOPI
  Serrheum or Serrhium (Serrhion, Dem. p. 85, R.; Serrheion, Herod. vii. 59; Steph. B. s. v.), a promontory and town on the southern coast of Thrace, now Cape Makri. It lay to the west of Maroneia, and opposite to the island of Samothrace. It is repeatedly mentioned by Demosthenes (pp. 85, 114, 133, R.), as having been taken by Philip, contrary to his engagements with the Athenians; and Livy (xxxi. 16) states that it was one of the Thracian towns captured by Philip V. in the year B.C. 200. (Plin. iv. 11. s. 18; Mela, ii. 2.) According to Stephanus Byz. (l. c.) a town on the island of Samothrace bore the same name.

This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited September 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


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Small settlements

The settlement "Touzla" (Petroto)

TOPIRO (Municipality) XANTHI
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