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The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites
The port town of Olynthos. The mound lies close to the shore, controlling
two coves with wide beaches separated by an artificial mole. Early archaic remains
were found in houses destroyed by fire, perhaps by retreating Persians in 479
B.C. Although the later row-houses along the N-S oriented streets were simple
in plan, without courts or paved floors, the finds in them were fully comparable
to those from contemporary Olynthos. The town was occupied by Philip before 348
B.C., but was probably not abandoned until the inhabitants moved to Kassandreia,
soon after that town was founded in 316 B.C.
M. H. Mc Allister, 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 bibliography & interesting hyperlinks.
Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities
(Mekuberna). A town of Macedonia in Chalcidice, at the head of the Toronaic Gulf, east of Olynthus, of which it was the sea-port.
- Perseus: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities (1898)
Mekyberna, Mekyverna, Mecyberna
Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)
Mekuberna: Eth. Mekubernaios. A town which stood at the head of the
Toronaic gulf, which was also called Sinus Mecybernaeus. (Plin. iv. 10; Pomp.
Mela, ii. 3. § 1.) Mecyberna was the port of Olynthus (Strab. vii. p. 330), and
lay between that town and Sermyle. (Herod.vii. 122.) It was taken from the Athenians
by the Chalcidic Thracians (Thuc. v. 39), and surrendered to Philip before the
siege of Olynthus. (Diod. xvi. 54.) The site must be sought at Molivopyrgo, where
some remains of antiquity are said to be preserved. (Leake, North. Greece, vol.
iii. p. 155.)
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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