A town of Athamania in Epeirus, where the royal treasures were kept. (Liv. xxxviii. 1.)
EPIRUS (Ancient country) GREECE
Ceraunii Montes (Keraunia ore, Strab. pp. 21, 281, 285, 316, seq., 324, et alibi: Khimara), a lofty range of mountains in the northern part of Epeirus, said to have derived their name from the frequent thunder storms with which they were visited. (Eustath. ad Dionys. 389; Serv. ad Virg. Aen. iii. 508.) They are sometimes also called Acroceraunii or Acroceraunia though this is properly the name of the promontory (ta akra Keraunia, Dion Cass. xli. 44) running out into the Ionian sea, now called Glossa, and by the Italians Linguetta.
The Ceraunian mountains extended several miles along the coast from the Acroceraunian promontory southwards, and rendered the navigation very dangerous. Hence Horace (Carm. i. 3. 20) speaks of infames scopulos Acroceraunia (comp. Lucan v. 652; Sil. Ital. viii. 632). Inland the Ceraunian mountains were connected by an eastern branch with the mountains on the northern frontier of Thessaly. The inhabitants of the mountains were called Ceraunii. (Caes. B.C. iii. 6; Plin. iii. 22. s. 26; Ptol. ii. 16. § 8.) (Leake, Northern Greece, vol. i. pp. 2, seq., 88.)
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
MOLOSSIA (Ancient area) IOANNINA
Tecmon (Tekmon: Eth. Tekmonios), a city of Molossis in Epeirus, incorrectly called by Stephanus B. a city of Thesprotia, taken by L. Anicius, the Roman commander, in B.C. 167. Leake supposes that Gurianista, near Kurendo, about 20 miles to the W. of Joannina, may have been the site of Tecmon or Horreum, which Livy mentions in connection with Tecmon. (Liv. xlv. 26; Steph. B. s. v.; Leake, Northern Greece, vol. iv. p. 83.)
Cheimerium (Cheimerion), a promontory and harbour of Thesprotia in
Epeirus, between the rivers Acheron and Thyamis, and opposite the southern point
of Corcyra. In the two naval engagements between the Corcyraeans and Corinthians
just before the Peloponnesian war, Cheimerium was the station of the Corinthian
fleet. Leake supposes the promontory of Cheimerium to be C. Varlam, and the harbour
that of Arpitza. (Thuc. i. 30, 46; Strab. vii. p. 324; Paus. viii. 7. § 2; Steph.
B. s. v.; Leake, Northern Greece, vol. iii. p. 5.)
A fortress of Athamania, Liv. 39, 25.
A town of Athamania, Liv. 38, 1.
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