Daulis (Boeotia) 66 Davleia/Kastro - Δαυλίς

Δαυλίς - Daulis, fortifications of an Archaic to Late Antique polis near Davleia/Kastro in Viotia Central Greece
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Latitude: 38.505500
Longitude: 22.731800
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Greek name: Δαυλίς
Place ID: 385227PDau
Time period: ACHRL
Region: Central Greece
Country: Greece
Department: Viotia
Mod: Davleia/Kastro

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Modern Description: A city on the E slope of Parnassos overlooking the 'schize hodos'; leading to Arachova and Delphi as well as the approach to Boiotian Kephissos (Soph. Oed. tyr. 734).
The city goes back to the Mycenaean period and is mentioned by Homer (Il. 2.520). In the Median wars Daulis was burned by the Persians as were the nearby cities of Panopeus and Lilaia. In 395 the Thebans failed to seize the city (Hell. Oxy. 18 (13). 6) although they sacked the whole region; then in 346 it was destroyed by Philip (Paus. 10.3.1). In 220 the Aitolians tried in vain to recapture Ambrysos and Daulis (Polyb. 4.25.2) which they had lost about 225, and in 198 Flamininus seized the city from Philip V (Livy 32.18.7).
Daulis was built on a table-shaped acropolis (468 m high). Its ramparts, which are well preserved, were quadrangular and built of polygonal masonry, and rendered the city almost impregnable (Livy 32.18; cf. Paus. 10.4.7). Daulis had a Sanctuary of Athena, a cult of Athena Soteira, for which there is epigraphical evidence, and a Sanctuary of Isis. Inside the acropolis is the Church of Haghii Theodori, built with the reused ancient stones.
Daulis is not to be confused with Daulis in Epeiros. (Y. BEQUIGNON)
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daulis
Wikidata ID: Q1172948
Trismegistos Geo: 38119
Manto: 9619303

Info: Princeton Encyclopedia

(Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, from Perseus Project)


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