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Amanus  

Eric Herbert Warmington

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Dec 2015
Amanus, the name applied to the mountain horseshoe of Elma Dağ above Alexandretta (see alexandria (2)), together with Giaour Dağ which trends north-eastwards. It is separated from *Taurus by the deep ... More

Amathus  

Hector Catling

Amathus, a major coastal city of *Cyprus, on a hill near mod. Ayios Tychonas, 10 km. (6 mi.) east of Limassol, surrounded by extensive and much excavated cemeteries, and immediately adjacent to its ... More

Ambracia  

Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière Hammond

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Mar 2016
Ambracia (mod. Arta), situated on the river Arachthus, 18 km. (11 mi.) from its harbour Ambracus on the north shore of the gulf of Arta. Founded as a Corinthian colony (see corinth) c.625 bce, it ... More

Ameria  

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

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Dec 2015
Ameria (mod. Amelia), hill-town of southern *Umbria. Although very ancient (Plin. HN 3. 114), it is first mentioned by Cicero (Rosc. Amer. 15, 19, 20, 25), in whose day it was a ... More

Amisus  

Stephen Mitchell

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Dec 2015
Amisus (mod. Samsun), a 6th-cent. colony of *Miletus or *Phocaea, was built on a peninsula site on the Black Sea coast, the best harbour between *Sinope and *Trapezus, at the head of a commercial ... More

Ammaedara  

R. J. A. Wilson

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Dec 2015
Ammaedara (mod. Haidra), a Roman city in western Tunisia on the Carthage–Theveste trunk road, 36 km. (22 mi.) north-east of the latter. The first fortress of the Legio III Augusta was ... More

Amorgos  

R. W. V. Catling

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Dec 2015
Amorgos, a narrow mountainous island (124 sq. km.: 48 sq. mi) in the SE *Cyclades. Its location makes it an attractive staging-point for shipping. Having flourished in the early bronze age, its later ... More

Amphipolis  

James Maxwell Ross Cormack and Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière Hammond

Amphipolis, on the east bank of the Strymon, which surrounds the city on three sides (hence its name), 5 km. (3 mi.) from its seaport Eïon; it was originally the site of a Thracian town, Ennea Hodoi ... More

Amphissa  

W. M. Murray

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Mar 2016
Amphissa, ‘the largest and most famous city of the [western, Ozolian] Locrians’ (Paus. 10. 38. 2; see locris). Its traditional policy being enmity with *Phocis and alliance with *Thebes ... More

Amyclae  

Arthur Maurice Woodward, William George Forrest, and Antony Spawforth

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Dec 2015
Amyclae, an ‘Achaean’ centre on the right bank of the Eurotas river c.5 km. (3 mi.) south of Sparta, mentioned in the Homeric Catalogue as in the domain of *Menelaus (1). Accounts vary of ... More

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