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Agios Georgios

On the top of the Mt. Ismaros (h. 461m.), there is a prehistoric acropolis, an enclosure and parts of its Cyclopean walls in a perimeter of 1330m. and megalithic gates. The foritfication was also used during the historic times (classical and byzantine period). To the SE corner of the enclosure, there are foundations of a large building.

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Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities


(Ismaros) or Ismara. A town in Thrace, near Maronea, situated on a mountain of the same name, which produced excellent wine. It is mentioned in the Odyssey as a town of the Cicones. The poets frequently use the adjective Ismarius as equivalent to Thracus. Near Ismarus was Lake Ismaris.

Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)


  A mountain rising on the east of lake Ismaris, on the south coast of Thrace (Virg. El. vi. 30, Georg. ii. 37; Propert. ii. 13. 5. iii. 12. 25 ; Lucret. v. 31, where it is called Ismara, as in Virg. Aen. x. 351.) Homer (Od. ix. 40,198) speaks of Ismarus as a town of the Cicones, on or at the foot of the mountain. (Comp. Marc. Heracl. 28.) The name of the town also appears in the form Ismaron. (Plin. iv. 18.) The district about Ismarus produced wine which was highly esteemed. (Athen. i. p. 30; Ov. Met. ix. 641; Steph. B. s. v.)

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