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Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)

Eteonus

ETEONOS (Ancient city) THIVES
Eteonos: Eth. Eteonios. A town of Boeotia, mentioned by Homer, who gives it the epithet of poluknemos, lay to the right of the Asopus. Strabo says that it was afterwards called Scarphe. It probably lay between Scolus and the frontier of the territory of Tanagra.

Panactum

PANAKTON (Ancient city) THIVES
  The position of these places cannot be fixed with certainty; but we think Leake's opinion is, upon the whole, the most probable. Muller, Kiepert, and others suppose the ruins of Ghyfto - kastro to be those of Panactum described by Thucydides as a fortress of the Athenians, on the confines of Boeotia, which was betrayed to the Boeotians in B.C. 420, and subsequently destroyed by them. (Thuc. v. 3, 42; comp. Paus. i. 25. ยง 6; Dem. de Fals. Leg. p. 446; Steph. B.) Leake places Panactum on the Boeotian side of the pass of Phyle; but Ross thinks that he has discovered its ruins in the plain of Eleutherae, west of Skurta. Ross, moreover, thinks that Eleutherae stood to the east of Ghyfto - kastro, near the convent of St. Meletius, where are ruins of an ancient place; while other modern writers suppose Eleutherae to have stood more to the west, near the modern village of Kundara.

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


Scolus

SKOLOS (Ancient city) VIOTIA
Skolos. A town of Chalcidice near Olynthus, mentioned together with Spartolus, in the treaty between Athens and Sparta in the tenth year of the Peloponnesian War.

Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities

Panactum

PANAKTON (Ancient city) THIVES
(Panakton). A town on the frontiers of Attica and Boeotia, originally belonged to Boeotia, and after being a frequent object of contention between the Athenians and Boeotians, at length became permanently annexed to Attica.

Perseus Project index

Present location

Kaza Fort

Many claim that the Kaza Fort of today is the Panactum Fort of the ancient times and that it has always been a fort and not a town, but that is debatable.

SKOLOS (Ancient city) VIOTIA
It is located near the village Dafni..

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites

Panakton

PANAKTON (Ancient city) THIVES
  A fort on the N flank of Mt. Kithairon on the frontier between Attica and Boiotia. It is usually placed near Kavasala, which is easily recognized by its mediaeval tower. The fort measures ca. 300 m around. Inside are the remains of two towers joined by a wall (6th c. ?). The fort dominates the Skourta plain, through which runs the road from Athens to Thebes by way of Phyle. Some scholars identify as Panakton the fortress popularly known as Bleutheres (Gyphtokastro), which should rather be placed at Kaza.

Y. Bequignon, ed.
This text is from: The Princeton encyclopedia of classical sites, Princeton University Press 1976. Cited Nov 2002 from Perseus Project URL below, which contains 4 image(s), bibliography & interesting hyperlinks.


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