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The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites
Meliteia's neighbor to the S was Narthakion; on the track there, 25 minutes S of the city is a small fort.
- Perseus: The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1976)
Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)
Narthakion: Eth. Narthakieus. The name of a city and mountain of Phthiotis
in Thessaly, in the neighbourhood of which Agesilaus, on his return from Asia
in B.C. 394, gained a victory over the Thessalian cavalry. The Thessalians, after
their defeat, took refuge on Mount Narthacium, between which and a place named
Pras, Agesilaus set up a trophy. On the following day he crossed the mountains
of the Achaean Phthiotis. (Xen. Hell. iv. 3. 3 - 9 ; Ages. 2. §§ 3 - 5 ; Plut.
Apophth. p. 211; Diod. xiv. 82.) Narthacium is accordingly placed by Leake and
Kiepert south of Pharsalus in the valley of the Enipeus; and the mountain of this
name is probably the one which rises immediately to the southward of Fersala.
Leake supposes the town of Narthacium to have been on the mountain not far from
upper Tjaterli, and Pras near lower Tjaterli. (Northern Greece, vol. iv. p. 471,
seq.) The town Narthacium is mentioned by Ptolemy (iii. 13. § 46), and should
probably be restored in a passage of Strabo (ix. p. 434), where in the MS. there
is only the termination.
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
- Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD)
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