Posted by: History Of Macedonia | June 6, 2007

Ancient cities of Epirus

Phoinike:

According to an inscription its called Phoinika (Φοινίκα Gr) (SEG 23.189.1.12)

Polybius calls it a city in 2.5.5 and 2.8.4 and there is also an inscription of Dodone who calls it a ‘Chaonian city’ (πόλις Χαόνων) . It seems the city was the political centre of the Chaonians from the 4th c. Their patron goddess was most likely Athena Polias.

Some inhabitants of the city were theodorokoi in a list of an inscription found in Argos. The remainders of the city in modern south Albania is a small walled acropolis.

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