A town in the district of the Edonoi, about 12 km N of Amphipolis on the NE side of the Angites river plain. Here the Athenian colonists from Amphipolis were besieged and massacred by the Thracians in 465 B.C. Though lacking ancient remains, modern Sdravik now seems generally accepted as the location of Drabeskos, while Daravescus of the Roman period is identified with Drama farther to the NE.
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.
Total results on 30/4/2001: 7 for Drabeskos, 7 for Drabescus.
A town in the district Edonis in Macedonia, on the Strymon.
Drabeskos (Strab. vii. p. 331; Steph. B.). A place where the Athenian colonists of Amphipolis were defeated by the Thracian Edoni. In the Peutinger Table (Daravescus) it is marked 12 M. P. to the NW. of Philippi, a situation which corresponds with the plain of Dhrama. The plain. of Drabescus is concealed from Amphipolis by the meeting of the lower heights of Pangaeum with those which enclose the plain to the NE. Through this: strait the ‘Anghista makes its way to the lake; and thus there is a marked separation between the Strymonic plain and that which contains Drabescus and Philippi.
This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited May 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks
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