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Colonizations by the inhabitants

CHALKIS (Ancient city) EVIA
Chalcis colonized the cities that were subject to Olynthus, which later were treated outrageously by Philip. And many places in Italy and Sicily are also Chalcidian.


The Amphipolitans having received settlers from Chalcis were most of them driven out by them (Aristotle, Politics: section 1303b).


Leontines, who were colonists from Chalcis (Diodorus Siculus, Library: book 12, chapter 53, section 1)


The inhabitants of Rhegium, who were colonists of Chalcis (Diodorus Siculus, Library: book 14, chapter 40, section 1).


Palaeopolis was a city not far from the present site of Neapolis The two cities formed one community. The original inhabitants came from Cumae; Cumae traced its origin to Chalcis in Euboea. The fleet in which they had sailed from home gave them the mastery of the coastal district which they now occupy, and after landing in the islands of Aenaria and Pithecusae they ventured to transfer their settle- ments to the mainland. (Perseus Project - Livy, History of Rome (ed. Rev. Canon Roberts): book 8, chapter 22 ).


Naxos was founded in Sicily by the Chalcidians on the Euripus.

Foreign dominations

Athenians, 506 BC.

The Athenians made a clever use of their victory, and after defeating the Boeotians and Chalcidians, they at once after the battle made themselves masters of the city of Chalcis.

Participation in the fights of the Greeks

Naval Battle of Salamis

The following took part in the war:… the Chalcidians with their twenty ships from Artemisium, and the Eretrians with the same seven; these are Ionians.

Naval Battle of Artemisium

The Chalcidians manned twenty, the Athenians furnishing the ships

Battle of Plataea

. . . were six hundred Eretrians and Styreans; next to them, four hundred Chalcidians; next again, five hundred Ampraciots.


Chalkis - Eretria

The nearest approach to a coalition took place in the old war between Chalcis and Eretria; this was a quarrel in which the rest of the Hellenic name did to some extent take sides. Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War: book 1, chapter 15, section 3

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