Aiginion (Thessaly) 10 Kalambaka - Αιγίνιον

Αιγίνιον - Aiginion, Hellenistic and Roman fortified town probably at Kalambaka in Trikala Thessaly
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Latitude: 39.709500
Longitude: 21.629900
Confidence: Low

Greek name: Αιγίνιον
Place ID: 398214UAig
Time period: HR
Region: Thessaly
Country: Greece
Department: Trikala
Mod: Kalambaka

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Modern Description: A town on the border between Thessaly and Epeiros; according to Strabo, it belonged to the Tymphaei. It appears several times in Livy's account of the Macedonian War, where it is described as secure and almost impregnable; it was destroyed by the Romans in 167 B.C. Subsequently, in the Civil Wars, Caesar joined Domitius Calvinus there before marching on Pompey at Pharsalus. The ancient town has been identified with Kalabaka, where there are no ancient remains; the literary sources are more easily reconciled with the Rock of the Goat N of the modern village of Nea Koutsoufliani. This small site is surrounded by cliffs, and retains traces of a tower and rubble walls faced with squared stone blocks. A modern road to the E of the acropolis has cut through a group of pithos and cist burials. (M. H. MCALLISTER)
Wikidata ID: Q16329947
Trismegistos Geo: 33453

Info: Princeton Encyclopedia

(Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, from Perseus Project)

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