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Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)
Pronni, or Pronesus (Pronnoi, Pol.; Pronaioi, Thuc.; Pronesos, Strab.).
One of the four towns of Cephallenia, situated upon the south-eastern coast. Together
with the other towns of Cephallenia it joined the Athenian alliance in B.C. 431.
(Thuc. ii. 30.) It is described by Polybius as a small fortress; but it was so
difficult to besiege that Philip did not venture to attack it, but sailed against
Pale. (Pol. v. 3.) Livy, in his account of the surrender of Cephallenia to the
Romans in B.C. 189, speaks of the Nesiotae, Cranii, Palenses, and Samaei. Now
as we know that Proni was one of the four towns of Cephallenia, it is probable
that Nesiotae is a false reading for Pronesiotae, which would be the ethnic form
of Pronesus, the name of the town in Strabo (x. p. 455). Proni or Pronesus was
one of the three towns which continued to exist in the island after the destruction
of Same. (Comp. Plin. iv. 12. s. 19.) The remains of Proni are found not far above
the shore of Limenia, a harbour about 3 miles to the northward of C. Kapri. (Leake,
Northern Greece, vol. iii. p. 66.)
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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