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Pausanias

EDESSA (Ancient city) PELLA
  The Macedonians say that Caranus, king of Macedonia, overcame in battle Cisseus, a chieftain in a bordering country. For his victory Caranus set up a trophy after the Argive fashion, but it is said to have been upset by a lion from Olympus, which then vanished. Caranus, they assert, realized that it was a mistaken policy to incur the undying hatred of the non-Greeks dwelling around, and so, they say, the rule was adopted that no king of Macedonia, neither Caranus himself nor any of his successors, should set up trophies, if they were ever to gain the good-will of their neighbors. This story is confirmed by the fact that Alexander set up no trophies, neither for his victory over Dareius nor for those he won in India.

Perseus Encyclopedia

Pella

PELLA (Ancient city) GIANNITSA
A town in Macedonia.

Strabo

Edessa

EDESSA (Ancient city) PELLA
From Pylon the road runs to Barnus through Heracleia and the country of the Lyncestae and that of the Eordi into Edessa and Pella and as far as Thessaloniceia; and the length of this road in miles, according to Polybius, is two hundred and sixty-seven.

Euboea

EVIA (Ancient city) PELLA
When the Euboeans were returning from Troy, some of them, after being driven out of their course to Illyria, set out for home through Macedonia, but remained in the neighborhood of Edessa, after aiding in war those who had received them hospitably; and they founded a city Euboe.

Xenophon

Pella

PELLA (Ancient city) GIANNITSA
(...) and we left them already in possession of a great number of Macedonian cities, including especially Pella, which is the largest of the cities in Macedonia.

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