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The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites

Mekyberna

  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

Mecyberna

(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 Project

Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)

Mecyberna

  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


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