Leontion (Achaia) 4 Kato Vlasia - Λεόντιον

Λεόντιον - Leontion, Archaic to Roman polis with small theatre N of Kato Vlasia in Achaia Peloponnese
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Latitude: 38.030400
Longitude: 21.913100
Confidence: High

Greek name: Λεόντιον
Place ID: 380219PLeo
Time period: ACHR
Region: Peloponnese
Country: Greece
Department: Achaia
Mod: Kato Vlasia

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Read summary reports on the recent excavations at Leontion in Chronique des fouilles en ligne – Archaeology in Greece Online.
Search for inscriptions mentioning Leontion (Λεοντι...) in the PHI Epigraphy database.

Modern Description: The ruins on the hill named Kastritsi, 3km. from the monastery of Vlasia, had, for a number of years, been wrongly identified with ancient Tritaia, while ancient Leontio was associated with the modern village bearing the same name - Leontio(ex Gourzoumiza), until A. Wilhelm suggested that ancient Tritaia should be identified with Agia Marina. So, the aforemεntioned ruins were identified with ancient Leontio.
Polybius lists the city among the original twelve Achaean cities and the ten that still existed in his time. The fortification of the city has been preserved on Kastritsi hill. Within the walls was the theatre, excavated in 1958 by N. Yialouris, while remains of various buildings can be seen scattered on the hill.
Chronique des Fouilles link
Wikidata ID: Q56761380

Info: Patras University

(Monuments of Aitoloakarnania and Achaia, 2003, University of Patras)


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