Cheimerium

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Epirus in antiquity

Cheimerium or Cheimerion (Ancient Greek: Χειμέριον) was a fortified settlement and harbour of ancient Thesprotia in ancient Epirus,[1] on an eponymous promontory. It lay 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.[2][3][4][5]

It is located in modern near Akra Trophale, Stikgia, 5 km from Cichyrus (Ephyra).[6][7] Its acropolis was fortified since the archaic period.

References

  1. An Inventory of Archaic and Classical Poleis: An Investigation Conducted by The Copenhagen Polis Centre for the Danish National Research Foundation by Mogens Herman Hansen,2005,page 340
  2. Thucydides. History of the Peloponnesian War. 1.30, 1.46.
  3. Strabo. Geographica. vii. p.324. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  4. Pausanias. Description of Greece. 8.7.2.
  5. Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. s.v.
  6. Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 54, and directory notes accompanying.
  7. Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Cheimerium". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

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