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Drekanon promontory

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: C. Foss, G. Reger, Tom Elliott
Contributors: R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Creators. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jan 13, 2020 12:05 PM History
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An ancient promontory on western end of the island of Kos, mentioned by Strabo. Its precise location cannot be determined today with full confidence, but the Ákra Dafní and the Ákra Kríkellos are the two likely candidates.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.


https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/599600

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cape, promontory

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 61 D4 Drekanon? Pr.

Strabo places the promontory in the west of Kos island, approximately 200 stadia from the city of Kos. Bean 1957 acknowledges that these measurements (if accepted as accurate) cohere most closely with the choice of Cape Dafni, but rejects this identification in favor of Cape Krikelo on other grounds. Although he cites Bean, in BAtlas Foss places the label for Drekanon? Pr. at Dafni without further comment. 


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C. Foss, G. Reger, Tom Elliott, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Drekanon promontory: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/599600> [accessed: 27 May 2020]

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