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Demosthenes

Drys

DRYS (Ancient city) SAMOTHRAKI PERAIA

Herodotus

Doriscus

DORISKOS (Ancient city) ALEXANDROUPOLI
The territory of Doriscus is in Thrace, a wide plain by the sea, and through it flows a great river, the Hebrus; here had been built that royal fortress which is called Doriscus, and a Persian guard had been posted there by Darius ever since the time of his march against Scythia. It seemed to Xerxes to be a fit place for him to arrange and number his army, and he did so. 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. To this beach they brought in their ships and hauled them up for rest. Meanwhile Xerxes made a reckoning of his forces at Doriscus.

Lisus

LISSOS (River) RODOPI
Next to it is the Thasian city of Stryme; between them runs the river Lisus, which now could not furnish water enough for Xerxes' army, but was exhausted.

Pergamus

PERGAMOS (Ancient city) KAVALA
After passing through the aforementioned land (Satrae), Xerxes next passed the fortresses of the Pierians, one called Phagres and the other Pergamus. By going this way he marched right under their walls, keeping on his right the great and high Pangaean range, where the Pierians and Odomanti and especially the Satrae have gold and silver mines.

Sane

SALI (Ancient city) EVROS
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.

SAMOTHRAKI PERAIA (Ancient area) EVROS
On his road from Doriscus he (Xerxes) first passed the Samothracian fortresses; of these, the city built farthest to the west is called Mesambria.

Pausanias

THASSOS (Ancient city) THASSOS
Diitrephes (the Athenian), who had been elected to the command of the Thracian towns, was sent off to his government, and arriving at Thasos abolished the democracy there. Two months, however, had not elapsed after his departure before the Thasians began to fortify their town, being already tired of an aristocracy with Athens --- Things at Thasos thus turned out just the contrary to what the oligarchical conspirators at Athens expected; and the same in my opinion was the case in many of the other dependencies; as the cities no sooner got a moderate government and liberty of action, than they went on to absolute freedom without being at all seduced by the show of reform offered by the Athenians.

Perseus Encyclopedia

Agrianes

AGRIANES (Ancient area) GREECE
A Paeonian tribe & A tributary of the Hebrus.

Angites

ANGITIS (Tributary) DRAMA
A tributary of the Strymon.

Abdera

AVDIRA (Ancient city) XANTHI
City of Thrace on the Nestus, founded at grave of Abderus, Xerxes' first halt in his flight.

Dikaia

DIKEA (Ancient city) AVDIRA
A Greek town on Xerxes' route in Thrace.

Doriskos, Doriscus

DORISKOS (Ancient city) ALEXANDROUPOLI

Hebrus

EVROS (River) MAKEDONIA EAST & THRACE
A river in Thrace, Doriscus on it.

Edonians

IDONIS (Ancient area) GREECE

Eion

IION (Ancient city) KAVALA
A town on the Strymon, besieged by Cimon, its defence, and capture by the Greeks, Xerxes said to have embarked there for Asia.

Ismarus

ISMAROS (Ancient city) RODOPI

Cicones

KIKONES (Ancient country) GREECE

Maroneia

MARONIA (Ancient city) RODOPI

Mesambria

MESSIMVRIA (Ancient city) ALEXANDROUPOLI
A town on the Thracian coast of the Aegean

Nestus

NESTOS (River) GREECE
River of Thrace, flowing past Abdera, crossed by Xerxes, no lions in Europe E. of it.

Pangaeum

PAGGAIO (Mountain) KAVALA
Pangaeum: a mountain range in Thrace: Hdt. 5.16, Hdt. 7.112, King Lycurgus put to death at: Apollod. 3.5.1

Pieres

PIERIS (Ancient area) GREECE
Thracian tribe, mines in their country, in Xerxes' army.

Samothrace, Dardania

SAMOTHRAKI (Island) MAKEDONIA EAST & THRACE
An island south of Thrace, formerly called Dardania, its Pelasgian inhabitants, exploit of a Samothracian ship at Salamis, Samothracian forts on the mainland, Dardanus leaves.

Stryme

STRYMI (Ancient city) MOLYVOTI
Α Thasian town in Thrace.

Bistones

VISTONIA (Ancient area) GREECE

Strabo

Agrianes

AGRIANES (Ancient area) GREECE
The Strymon has its source in the country of the Agrianes who live round about Rhodope; and alongside this country lies Parorbelia, a district of Macedonia, which has in its interior, along the valley that begins at Eidonene, the cities Callipolis, Orthopolis, Philippopolis, Garescus. . .
Not only the Axius flows out of the country of the Paeonians, but also the Strymon, for it flows out of the country of the Agrianes through that of the Medi and Sinti and empties into the parts that are between the Bisaltae and the Odomantes. . .
It is clear that in early times, as now, the Paeonians occupied much of what is now Macedonia, so that they could not only lay siege to Perinthus but also bring under their power all Crestonia and Mygdonis and the country of the Agrianes as far as Pangaeurum.

Abdera

AVDIRA (Ancient city) XANTHI
After the Nestus River, towards the east, is the city Abdera, named after Abderus, whom the horses of Diomedes devoured; then, near by, the city Picaea, above which lies a great lake, Bistonis; then the city Maroneia.

Caracoma

CHARAKOMA (Ancient city) ALEXANDROUPOLI
After Maroneis one comes to the city Orthagoria and to the region about Serrhium a rough coastingvoyage and to Tempyra, the little town of the Samothracians, and to Caracoma, another little town, off which lies the island Samothrace (Strabo 8,Fr.47)
From Caracoma one comes to Doriscus, where Xerxes enumerated his army; then to the Hebrus, which is navigable inland to Cypsela, a distance of one hundred and twenty stadia. (8.49)

FILIPPI (Ancient city) KAVALA

Mesembria

MESSIMVRIA (Ancient city) ALEXANDROUPOLI
Then comes the Haemus Mountain, which reaches the sea here; then Mesembria, a colony of the Megarians, formerly called “Menebria” (that is, “city of Menas,” because the name of its founder was Menas, while "bria" is the word for "city" in the Thracian language.

Orthagoria

ORTHAGORIA (Ancient city) RODOPI
After Maroneis one comes to the city Orthagoria (Strabo 8, Fr.47)

Xantheia

XANTHIA (Ancient city) XANTHI
After the lake (Bistonis) come Xantheia, Maroneia and Ismarus, the cities of the Cicones (Strabo 8, Fr.43).

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