Agora (Thrace)

Agora (Ancient Greek: Ἀγορά) was an ancient town situated about the middle of the narrow neck of the Thracian Chersonese (called today Gallipoli peninsula), and not far from Cardia, in what is now European Turkey. Xerxes, when invading Greece in 480 BCE, passed through it.[1]

Its site is tentatively located near modern Bolayır, Turkey.[2][3]

References

  1. ^ Herodotus, The Histories, vii. 58; Stephanus of Byzantium, Etnica, s.v. "Agora"; Pseudo-Scylax, Periplus, 67 (PDF)
  2. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 51, and directory notes accompanying.
  3. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

Sources

Coordinates: 40°30′49″N 26°47′11″E / 40.513545°N 26.786353°E

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Agora". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

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