Oisyme (Kavala) 14 Nea Perama - Οισύμη

Οἰσύμη - Oisyme, Archaic to Roman polis near Cape Vrasidas in Kavala Macedonia

Modern description Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean

The only Macedonian city mentioned in the Iliad. Founded as an emporium by Thasians in the third quarter of the 7th century BC. Renamed Emathia during the reign of Philip II (356-336 BC), when it became a Macedonian colony.
Remains of the ancient walled city exist on the hill on the W side of Nea Peramos in the Eleutherai bay. Famed in antiquity for its 'Biblian wine'. On top of the hill are ruins of a monumental temple, perhaps of Athena (early 5th to 2nd century BC), and of an earlier building (6th century BC). A cemetery with graves of the 7th, 6th and early 5th centuries BC was investigated in the sandhills by the seashore.
Finds are exhibited in the Kavala Archaeological Museum.


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