Sestos (Thrace) 130 Sestos - Σηστός

Σηστός - Sestos, Archaic to Roman settlement of the Thracian Chersonese, Ecebat, Turkey
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Latitude: 40.228400
Longitude: 26.417200
Confidence: High

Greek name: Σηστός
Place ID: 402264USes
Time period: ACHR
Region: Thrace
Country: Turkey
Mod: Sestos

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Modern Description: City of the Thracian Chersonese on the Hellespont shore, opposite (due N of) Abydos and having the advantage over that harbor in wind and current. Mentioned in Homer's Trojan catalogue (Il. 2.836). It was claimed by Athens against Persia and Sparta, often successfully, from ca. 550 B.C. to the mid 4th c., for the protection of her grain shipments. The city was relatively unimportant in the Hellenistic and Roman periods, but later Justinian refortified it (the modern Choiridion castle). The ancient site apparently lay on a plateau ca. 100 m above sea level on the S side of a good bay. (Ak Bas limani). Sherds, coins, and some inscriptions have been found. (I. T. S. MACKAY)
Wikidata ID: Q593737
Trismegistos Geo: 15966
Manto: 9718663

Info: Princeton Encyclopedia

(Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, from Perseus Project)

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