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Palaia Pleuron

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: J. Fossey, J. Morin
Contributors: DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Jeffrey Becker, G. Reger, Tom Elliott
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Last modified Mar 18, 2019 07:52 PM History
Original location of the ancient city of Pleuron, which was reportedly destroyed in the 3rd century BCE. There is debate concerning its location. After the destruction, a new site was selected for the city. It is known as "Nea Pleuron" (q.v.).

https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/540999

38.394477, 21.418785

settlement

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 55 A4 Palaia Pleuron

Strabo put Palaia Pleuron somewhere on the coastal plain between the rivers Achelous and Euenos, close to the city of Calydon. N. Boncasa, writing for the Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, follows earlier scholarship in writing "the ruins of the more ancient city are [north] of the newer one and consist of a few remnants of Cyclopean walls". The Wikipedia article currently copies this assertion verbatim. The Barrington Atlas compilers specifically prefer a locality they call "Gyphtokastro/Petrovouni". K. Freitag (Brill's New Pauly) is less willing to speculate; he glosses Strabo and opines only that Old Pleuron "probably lay in the vicinity of New P."


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J. Fossey, J. Morin, DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Jeffrey Becker, G. Reger, and Tom Elliott, 'Palaia Pleuron: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2019 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/540999> [accessed: 18 June 2019]

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