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Archaic (pre-550 BC)

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Place ‘Argoos Limen’ by W.V. Harris — last modified May 23, 2020 03:54 PM
A port on the island of Ilva (modern Elba), so named based on the resting place of the Argonauts, according to Strabo.
Place Aelana/Aila by D.F. Graf — last modified Apr 04, 2017 03:01 PM
The city of Aqaba on the Red Sea.
Place Alalie/Aleria by S.L. Dyson — last modified Jun 21, 2018 11:28 AM
A city of Corsica with significant pre-historic, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman phases.
Place Alsium by L. Quilici — last modified Jan 08, 2020 09:22 AM
Alsium served as a port for Caere, together with Fregenae.
Place Amathous by D. Rupp — last modified Dec 17, 2019 09:00 PM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 72 C3 Amathous
Place Anthedon by J. Fossey — last modified Feb 20, 2020 09:05 PM
A port city of northern Boeotia located in the foothills of Mount Messapion on the Gulf of Euboea.
Place Antikyra by J. Fossey — last modified Jun 07, 2018 04:33 PM
Antikyra was a port city located east of Kirrha. Pausanias identifies it with the Homeric Kyparissos.
Place Antipolis by S. Loseby — last modified Jun 07, 2018 07:05 PM
Antipolis (modern Antibes) was founded as a colony from Massilia in the fifth century BC and it emerged as a key trading center. In the late first century BC the city was incorporated into the Roman province of Gallia Narbonensis.
Place Antium by L. Quilici — last modified Jan 08, 2020 12:08 PM
Antium ranked as one of the most important and most powerful centers of Latium and was captured by Rome at the close of the Latin War in the fourth century B.C. Imperial Antium was well known for a number of coastal villas.
Place Apollonia/Sozousa by D.J. Mattingly — last modified Jan 31, 2020 04:07 PM
Apollonia was an ancient city in the Cyrenaica and a port of Cyrene. The city was one of the five cities of the Libyan Pentapolis in Cyrenaica.
Place Asteria (island) by W.M. Murray — last modified Feb 04, 2019 09:06 AM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 54 C5 Asteria Ins.
Place Boukephalos by G. Reger — last modified Jun 07, 2018 07:53 PM
Boukephalos was an ancient port located south of Kenchreai on the Saronic coast of the Corinthia. Wiseman states that it likely corresponds to the modern harbor at Frankolimano on the Bay of Kenchreai.
Place Bouthroton by W.M. Murray — last modified Dec 17, 2019 08:04 PM
Modern Butrint (Butrinti) in Albania, ancient Bouthroton was an ancient Greek and later Roman city located in Epirus. The city became an important bishopric by the sixth century. The site was enrolled as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992 because of its archaeological remains, which date from prehistoric times down through the late Middle Ages.
Place Brundisium/Brentesion by I.E.M. Edlund Berry — last modified May 06, 2020 10:35 AM
A Greek and Roman port, terminus of the Via Appia.
Place Carthago by R.B. Hitchner — last modified Apr 07, 2020 01:13 PM
The ancient city of Carthage, located in modern Tunis (Tunisia).
Place Catabathmus Maior/Plynos Limen/Tetrapyrgia by D.J. Mattingly — last modified Aug 04, 2017 09:36 PM
An ancient place, cited: None
Place Chalcedon by C. Foss — last modified Jun 07, 2018 07:37 PM
Chalcedon was an ancient maritime city of Bithynia.
Place Colophon/Colophon ad Mare/Notion by C. Foss — last modified Jun 08, 2018 07:33 AM
A port city founded by Aeolian settlers at the mouth of the River Avci.
Place Coptos by T. Wilfong — last modified Aug 27, 2018 09:27 PM
An ancient settlement on the Nile river (modern Quft/Qift in Egypt) that flourished from pre-dynastic times through late antiquity.
Place Cumae/Kyme (Campanian) by N. Purcell — last modified Jun 07, 2018 08:22 PM
An ancient settlement of Campania, Cumae was the first Greek colony established on the Italian mainland in the eighth century BC.