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Since ancient times there has been disagreement on the location of this Homeric city.

Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)


  Doriskos. a coast town of Thrace, in a plain west of the river Hebrus, which is hence called the plain of Doriscus (Dopiskos pedion). During the expedition of Darius the place was taken and fortified by the Persians; and in this plain Xerxes reviewed his forces before commencing his march against Greece. In the time of Livy it appears to have been only a fort - castellum. The neighbourhood of Doriscus is now called the plain of Romigik.

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

Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities


A town in Thrace at the mouth of the Hebrus, in the midst of an extensive plain of the same name, where Xerxes reviewed his vast forces.

Local government WebPages


After the settlement of Monasterake, right to the road that is leading from Alexandrpoupolis to Feres and on the road that is leading to the Evros delta at the location that is known under the name Saragia rises a rocky angle of elevation, which is supervising the flat area around the delta. Here is the place where the ancient city of Doriskos is located, according to Herodutus this is also the place where Xerxes the leader of the Persian army in 480 BC counted his men and his fleet in his campaign agents the Hellenic army, whilst Dareius in 512 BC settled a garrison. The hill of Doriskos is presenting habitation since the Neolithic until the Hellenistic ages. A minor excavation has brought to the light a part of the wall, which is constructed from porous stone.

This extract is cited Sept 2003 from the Development Company of Alexandroupolis URL below, which contains image.

Perseus Project

Doriscus, Doriskos

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