Teuthrone (Lakonia) 4 Kotronas - Τευθρώνη

Τευθρώνη - Teuthrone, Classical to Roman settlement near Kotronas in Lakonia Peloponnese
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Latitude: 36.621100
Longitude: 22.489100
Confidence: Low

Greek name: Τευθρώνη
Place ID: 366225UTeu
Time period: CHR
Region: Peloponnese
Country: Greece
Department: Lakonia
Mod: Kotronas

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Modern Description: Town and port at the back of the Bay of Kolokythia in the Gulf of Lakonia, close to the modern village of Kotronas. The oldest settlement is on Cape Skopa, a former islet now attached to the coast. The site was occupied from the end of the Neolithic to the Middle Helladic period. No Mycenaean or Geometric remains have been found, but given the lack of any systematic excavation, no conclusions can be drawn from this. The agglomeration then spread onto the mainland. There is an archaic remnant, a baetyl decorated with a ram's head and dating probably from the end of the 7th c., but the majority of the chance finds or visible remains date from the Hellenistic-Roman period. Under the Empire, Teuthrone was one of the cities of the Eleutherolakonian League (Paus. 3.21.7 and 25.4). An inscription testifies to the presence of a gymnasium. A paved room near Cape Skopa suggests a bathing establishment. Inscriptions, reliefs, architectural fragments, and remains of mosaics have also been found. The houses of Kotronas and of the neighboring village of Phlomochori contain much reused marble from the site. (C. LE ROY)
Wikidata ID: Q48781583

Info: Princeton Encyclopedia

(Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, from Perseus Project)


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