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The inhabitants (8)

Ancient tribes

Paravaei

AOOS (River) EPIRUS
  Paravaei (Parauaioi, Thuc. ii. 80; Rhianus, ap. Steph. B. s. v.), an Epirot tribe, whose territories, conterminous with those of the Orestae, were situated on the banks of the Aous ( Viosa), from which they took their name. In the third year of the Peloponnesian War, a body of them, under their chief Oroedus, joined Cnemus (Thuc. l. c.), the Lacedaemonian commander. Arrian (Anab. i. 7), describing the route of Alexander from Elimiotis (Grevena and Tjersemba) to Pelinnaeum in Thessaly, which stood a little to the E. of Trikkala, remarks that Alexander passed by the highlands of Paravaea, - Lazari and Smolika, with the adjacent mountains.
   The seat of this tribe must be confined to the valleys of the main or E. branch of the Aous, and the mountains in which that river originates, extending from the Aoi Stena or Klisura, as far S. as the borders of Tymphaea and the Molossi, and including the central and fertile district of Konitza, with the N. part of Zagori. (Leake, Northern Greece, vol. iv. pp. 115 - 120, 195.)

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


EPIRUS (Ancient country) GREECE
Now as for the Epeirotes, there are fourteen tribes of them, according to Theopompus, but of these the Chaones and the Molossi are the most famous, because of the fact that they once ruled over the whole of the Epeirote country the Chaones earlier and later the Molossi; and the Molossi grew to still greater power, partly because of the kinship of their kings, who belonged to the family of the Aeacidae, and partly because of the fact that the oracle at Dodona was in their country, an oracle both ancient and renowned. (Perseus Project - Strabo, Geography 7.7.5)

Paravaei

KONITSA (Province) IOANNINA
  Paravaei (Parauaioi, Thuc. ii. 80; Rhianus, ap. Steph. B. s. v.), an Epirot tribe, whose territories, conterminous with those of the Orestae, were situated on the banks of the Aous ( Viosa), from which they took their name. In the third year of the Peloponnesian War, a body of them, under their chief Oroedus, joined Cnemus (Thuc. l. c.), the Lacedaemonian commander. Arrian (Anab. i. 7), describing the route of Alexander from Elimiotis (Grevena and Tjersemba) to Pelinnaeum in Thessaly, which stood a little to the E. of Trikkala, remarks that Alexander passed by the highlands of Paravaea,-Lazari and Smolika, with the adjacent mountains.
  The seat of this tribe must be confined to the valleys of the main or E. branch of the Aous, and the mountains in which that river originates, extending from the Aoi Stena or Klisura, as far S. as the borders of Tymphaea and the Molossi, and including the central and fertile district of Konitza, with the N. part of Zagori. (Leake, Northern Greece, vol. iv. pp. 115-120, 195.)

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


Talares

MOLOSSIA (Ancient area) IOANNINA
The Talares, a Molossian tribe, a branch of those who lived in the neighborhood of Mount Tomarus, lived on Mount Pindus itself, as did also the Aethices, amongst whom, the poet says, the Centaurs were driven by Peirithous; but history now tells us that they are extinct. (Perseus Project - Strabo, Geography 9.5.12)

Names of the inhabitants

Epirots

EPIRUS (Ancient country) GREECE
Ignorant of the sea.

Molossi

MOLOSSIA (Ancient area) IOANNINA
   Molossi, (Molossoi). A people of Epirus, inhabiting a narrow strip of country, called after them Molossia or Molossis, which extended along the western bank of the Arachthus as far as the Ambracian Gulf. They were the most powerful people in Epirus, and their kings gradually extended their dominion over the whole of the country. The first of their kings, who took the title of King of Epirus, was the Alexander who perished in Italy B.C. 326. Their capital was Ambracia. The Molossian hounds were celebrated in antiquity.

This text is from: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. Cited Nov 2002 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


Nations & tribes

Elines

ELINES (Ancient area) EPIRUS

The place was gradually colonized by:

Ambraciots & Anactorians

NIKOPOLIS (Archaeological site) EPIRUS
The Ambraciots and Anactorians, colonists of Corinth, were taken away by the Roman emperor to help to found Nicopolis near Actium.

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