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APOLLONIA (Ancient city) ALBANIA

Cephissus fountain

at Apollonia near Epidamnus there is a fountain near the gymnasium which is called Cephissus.


ARNISSA (Ancient city) ALBANIA

Barnus town

Barnus (Barnous), a town on the Via Egnatia, and apparently upon the confines of Illyria and Macedonia, between Lychnidus and Heracleia. (Polyb. ap. Strab. vii. p. 322.) Leake, however, conjectures that it may be the same place as Arnissa, B being a common Macedonian prefix. (Leake, Northern Greece. vol. iii. p. 316.)


CHAONIA (Ancient country) ALBANIA

Panormus

Panormus (Panormos: Eth. Panormites). A harbour in the district Chaonia in Epeirus, situated nearly midway between Oricum and Onchesmus. (Ptol. iii. 14. § 2.) Strabo describes it as a great harbour in the midst of the Ceraunian mountains (vii. p. 324.) It is now called Palerimo. It must be distinguished from Panormus, the harbour of Oricum (Strab. vii. p. 316), now Porto Raguseo. (Leake, Northern Greece, vol. i. pp. 3, 70.)


EPIDAMNOS (Ancient city) ALBANIA

Athene island

Near Epidamnus


Palamnos river

Palamnus (Palamnos, Scyl. p. 10), a river of Illyricum, which flowed into the sea near Epidamnus. This river has been identified with the Panyasus (Panuassou ekb., Ptol. iii. 13. § 3); but this latter corresponds better with the Genusus (Tjerma or Skumbi): the Palamnus is probably the same as the Dartsch or Spirnatza, to the S. of Durazzo.


Candavia mountain

Candavia (Kandao+ia, Hierosol. Itin.; Peut. Tab.: Elbassan), a mountain of Illyria. The Egnatian Way, commencing at Dyrrhachium, crossed this mountain, which lies between the sources of the river Genusus and the lake Lychnitis, and was called from this Via Candavia. (Strab. vii. p. 323.) Its distance from Dyrrhachium was 87 M. P.


Asparagium town

Asparagium, a town of Illyria, in the territory of Dyrrhachium, where Pompey was encamped for some time in his campaign against Caesar, B.C. 48. (Caes. B.C. iii. 30, 41, 76.)


ILLYRIA (Ancient country) ALBANIA

Aeropus mountain

Aeropus a mountain in Greek Illyria, on the river Aous, and opposite to Mount Asnaus. Aeropus probably corresponds to Trebusin, and Asnaus to Nemertzika. (Liv. xxxii. 5 ; Leake, Northern Greece, vol. i. p. 389.)


Apsus river

  Apsus (Apsos), a considerable river of Illyria, rising in Mount Pindus and flowing into the sea between the rivers Genusus on the N. and the Aous on the S. It flows in a north-western direction till it is joined by the Eordaicus (Devol), after which it takes a bend, and flows towards the coast in a southwestern direction through the great maritime plain of Illyria. Before its union with the Devol, the river is now called Uzumi, and after its union Beratinos. The country near the mouth of the Apsus is frequently mentioned in the memorable campaign of Caesar and Pompey in Greece. Caesar was for some time encamped on the left bank of the river, and Pompey on the right bank. (Strab. p. 316; Liv. xxxi. 27; Caes. B.C. iii. 13, 19, 30; Dion Cass. xli. 47; Appian, B.C. ii. 56, where the river is erroneously called Alora; Leake, Northern Greece, vol. i. pp. 336, 342, vol. iv. pp. 113, 123.)

This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited September 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


Arba island

Arba (Arbe), an island off the coast of Illyria. (Plin. iii. 21. § 25.) Ptolemy (ii. 16. § 13) calls Arba and Collentum two towns in the island of Scardona. He appears to have confounded the island of Arba with the small island to the south, now called Scardo, Scarda or Scordo. (Forbiger, vol. iii. p. 845.)


Atintania district

  Atintania (Atintania : Eth. Atintan, -anos), a mountainous district in Illyria, north of Molossis and east of Parauaea, through which the Aous flows, in the upper part of its course. It is described by Livy (xlv. 30) as poor in soil and rude in climate. The Atintanes are first mentioned in B.C. 429, among the barbarians who assisted the Ambraciots in their invasion of Peloponnesus, upon which occasion the Atintanes and Molossi were commanded by the same leader. (Thuc. ii. 80.) On the conclusion of the first war between Philip and the Romans, Atintania was assigned to Macedonia, B.C. 204; and after the conquest of Perseus in B.C. 168, it was included in one of the four districts into which the Romans divided Macedonia. (Liv. xxvii. 30, xlv. 30.) It is not mentioned by Ptolemy, as it formed part of Chaonia. (Comp. Strab. vii. p. 326; Pol. ii. 5; Scylax, s. v. Illurioi; Lycophr. 1043; Steph. B. s. v.; Leake, Northern Greece, vol. iv. p. 118.)

This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited September 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


Naro river

  Naro (o Naron, Ptol. ii. 16. § 5 ; Plin. iii. 26; Nar, Pomp. Mela, ii. 3. § 13; Narenum, Geogr. Rav. iv. 16: Narenta), a river of Illyricum, which Scylax (pp. 8, 9) describes as navigable from its [p. 400] mouth, for a distance of 80 stadia up to its emporium now Fort Opus, where there are some vestiges of Roman buildings. The MANII occupied this district. In the interior was a vast lake, extending to the Autariatae. A fertile island of 180 stadia in circuit was in the lake (Paludo Utovo, or Popovo). From this lake the river flowed, at a distance of one day's sail from the river Arion (Arion, Scylax, l. c.: Orubla; comp. Pouqueville, Voyage dans la Grece, vol. i. p. 25.) This river formed the S. boundary of Dalmatia, and its banks were occupied by the Daorizi, Ardiaei and Paraei. (Strab. vii. pp. 315, 317.) These banks were famous in former times among the professors of pharmacy, who are advised by Nicander (Theriaca, v. 607) to gather the Iris there. (Plin. xiii. 2, xxi. 19; Theophr. ap. Athen. xv. p. 681.) Strabo (vii. p. 317) rejects the statement of Theopompus that the potters' clay of Chios and Thasos was found in the bed of the river.

This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited August 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


Saso island

Saso (Saso, Ptol. iii. 13. § 47; Sason, Strab. vi. p. 281), a small, rocky island, lying off the coast of Grecian Illyria, N. of the Acroceraunian promontory, and possessing a landing-place which served as a station for pirates. (Comp. Polyb. v. 110; Mela, ii. 7; Plin. iii. 26. s. 30; Itin. Ant. p. 489.) It is still called Saseno, Sassono, or Sassa.


Lychnitis

Lychnitis (Luchnitis, he Luchnidia limne, Polyb. v. 108), a lake of Illyricum, first mentioned by Scymnus of Chios (429). Philip pushed his conquests over the Illyrian tribes as far as this lake (Diod. xvi. 8). The lake of Akridha or Okridha, which abounds in fish (comp. Strab. vii. p. 327), represents Lychnitis. (Leake, Northern Greece, vol. i. p. 328, vol. iii. pp. 280, 328.)


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