MAXIMIANOUPOLI (Ancient city) RODOPI
Stabulum Diomedis (Itin. Ant. p. 331; It. Hier. p. 603), a place on the coast of Thrace, on the Via Egnatia, 18,000 paces, according to Itin. Ant., 12,000, according to It. Hier., from Porsula, or Maximianopolis; probably the same as Pliny (iv. 11. s. 18) calls Tirida: Oppidum fuit Tirida, Dio medis equorum stabulis dirum. This Diomedes was king of the Bistones in Thrace, and was in the habit of throwing strangers to be devoured by his savage horses, till at length he himself was punished in the same way by Hercules. (Mela, ii. 2. § 8.) Lapie places it near the modern Iassikeni.
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
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