Eth. Assaios. A town of Chalcidice, in Macedonia, on the Singitic gulf. (Herod. vii. 122.) It is probably the same town as the Assera of Theopompus (Steph. B. s. v. Assera), and the Cassera of Pliny (iv. 10), its territory being called Assyrytis (Assurutis) by Aristotle (Hist. An. iii. 12). Here was a river which was called the Psuchros from its coldness. (Aristot. l. c.) Leake places Assa at the head of the Singitic gulf, at some ruins called Paleokastro, about midway, by land, between Erisso and Vurvuri.
This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited May 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks
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