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Thucydides, The History Of The Peloponnesian War, 1.46


nanMeanwhile the Corinthians completed their preparations, and sailed for Corcyra with a hundred and fifty ships. Of these Elis furnished ten, Megara twelve, Leucas ten, Ambracia twenty-seven, Anactorium one, and Corinth herself ninety. 2 Each of these contingents had its own admiral, the Corinthian being under the command of Xenoclides, son of Euthycles, with four colleagues. 3 Sailing from Leucas, they made land at the part of the continent opposite Corcyra. 4 They anchored in the harbor of Chimerium, in the territory of Thesprotis, above which, at some distance from the sea, lies the city of Ephyre, in the Elean district. By this city the Acherusian lake pours its waters into the sea. It gets its name from the river Acheron, which flows through Thesprotis, and falls into the lake. There also the river Thyamis flows, forming the boundary between Thesprotis and Kestrine; and between these rivers rises the point of Chimerium. 5 In this part of the continent the Corinthians now came to anchor, and formed an encampment.


nannan, Meanwhile the Corinthians completed their preparations, and sailed for Corcyra with a hundred and fifty ships. Of these Elis furnished ten, Megara twelve, Leucas ten, Ambracia twenty-seven, Anactorium one, and Corinth herself ninety. ,Each of these contingents had its own admiral, the Corinthian being under the command of Xenoclides, son of Euthycles, with four colleagues. ,Sailing from Leucas, they made land at the part of the continent opposite Corcyra . ,They anchored in the harbor of Chimerium, in the territory of Thesprotis, above which, at some distance from the sea, lies the city of Ephyre, in the Elean district. By this city the Acherusian lake pours its waters into the sea. It gets its name from the river Acheron, which flows through Thesprotis, and falls into the lake. There also the river Thyamis flows, forming the boundary between Thesprotis and Kestrine; and between these rivers rises the point of Chimerium. ,In this part of the continent the Corinthians now came to anchor, and formed an encampment.


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1. Herodotus, Histories, 3.90 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

3.90. The Ionians, Magnesians of Asia, Aeolians, Carians, Lycians, Milyans, and Pamphylians, on whom Darius laid one joint tribute, paid a revenue of four hundred talents of silver. This was established as his first province. The Mysians, Lydians, Lasonians, Cabalians, and Hytennians paid five hundred talents; this was the second province. ,The third comprised the Hellespontians on the right of the entrance of the straits, the Phrygians, Thracians of Asia, Paphlagonians, Mariandynians, and Syrians; these paid three hundred and sixty talents of tribute. ,The fourth province was Cilicia . This rendered three hundred and sixty white horses, one for each day in the year, and five hundred talents of silver. A hundred and forty of these were expended on the horsemen who were the guard of Cilicia ; the three hundred and sixty that remained were paid to Darius.
2. Thucydides, The History of The Peloponnesian War, 1.23.6, 1.24, 1.24.1, 1.29-1.30, 1.32-1.43, 1.44.2, 1.66, 1.70, 1.73, 1.84, 1.89-1.92, 1.94-1.95, 1.98, 1.101-1.103, 1.105-1.107, 1.113, 1.126-1.139, 6.5, 6.9-6.18, 6.20-6.23, 6.32.41, 6.54-6.59 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1.23.6. The real cause I consider to be the one which was formally most kept out of sight. The growth of the power of Athens, and the alarm which this inspired in Lacedaemon, made war inevitable. Still it is well to give the grounds alleged by either side, which led to the dissolution of the treaty and the breaking out of the war. 1.24.1. The city of Epidamnus stands on the right of the entrance of the Ionic gulf. Its vicinity is inhabited by the Taulantians, an Illyrian people. 1.44.2. For it began now to be felt that the coming of the Peloponnesian war was only a question of time, and no one was willing to see a naval power of such magnitude as Corcyra sacrificed to Corinth ; though if they could let them weaken each other by mutual conflict, it would be no bad preparation for the struggle which Athens might one day have to wage with Corinth and the other naval powers.
3. Strabo, Geography, 7.5.1, 7.7.5 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

7.5.1. The remainder of Europe consists of the country which is between the Ister and the encircling sea, beginning at the recess of the Adriatic and extending as far as the Sacred Mouth of the Ister. In this country are Greece and the tribes of the Macedonians and of the Epeirotes, and all those tribes above them whose countries reach to the Ister and to the seas on either side, both the Adriatic and the Pontic — to the Adriatic, the Illyrian tribes, and to the other sea as far as the Propontis and the Hellespont, the Thracian tribes and whatever Scythian or Celtic tribes are intermingled with them. But I must make my beginning at the Ister, speaking of the parts that come next in order after the regions which I have already encompassed in my description. These are the parts that border on Italy, on the Alps, and on the counties of the Germans, Dacians, and Getans. This country also might be divided into two parts, for, in a way, the Illyrian, Paeonian, and Thracian mountains are parallel to the Ister, thus completing what is almost a straight line that reaches from the Adrias as far as the Pontus; and to the north of this line are the parts that are between the Ister and the mountains, whereas to the south are Greece and the barbarian country which borders thereon and extends as far as the mountainous country. Now the mountain called Haemus is near the Pontus; it is the largest and highest of all mountains in that part of the world, and cleaves Thrace almost in the center. Polybius says that both seas are visible from the mountain, but this is untrue, for the distance to the Adrias is great and the things that obscure the view are many. On the other hand, almost the whole of Ardia is near the Adrias. But Paeonia is in the middle, and the whole of it too is high country. Paeonia is bounded on either side, first, towards the Thracian parts, by Rhodope, a mountain next in height to the Haemus, and secondly, on the other side, towards the north, by the Illyrian parts, both the country of the Autariatae and that of the Dardanians. So then, let me speak first of the Illyrian parts, which join the Ister and that part of the Alps which lies between Italy and Germany and begins at the lake which is near the country of the Vindelici, Rhaeti, and Toenii. 7.7.5. Now as for the Epeirotes, there are fourteen tribes of them, according to Theopompus, but of these the Chaones and the Molossi are the most famous, because of the fact that they once ruled over the whole of the Epeirote country — the Chaones earlier and later the Molossi; and the Molossi grew to still greater power, partly because of the kinship of their kings, who belonged to the family of the Aeacidae, and partly because of the fact that the oracle at Dodona was in their country, an oracle both ancient and renowned. Now the Chaones and the Thesproti and, next in order after these, the Cassopaei (these, too, are Thesproti) inhabit the seaboard which extends from the Ceraunian Mountains as far as the Ambracian Gulf, and they have a fertile country. The voyage, if one begins at the country of the Chaones and sails towards the rising sun and towards the Ambracian Gulf and Corinthian Gulf, keeping the Ausonian Sea on the right and Epeirus on the left, is one thousand three hundred stadia, that is, from the Ceraunian Mountains to the mouth of the Ambracian Gulf. In this interval is Panormus, a large harbor at the center of the Ceraunian Mountains, and after these mountains one comes to Onchesmus, another harbor, opposite which lie the western extremities of Corcyraea, and then still another harbor, Cassiope, from which the distance to Brentesium is one thousand seven hundred stadia. And the distance to Taras from another cape, which is farther south than Cassiope and is called Phalacrum, is the same. After Onchesmus comes Poseidium, and also Buthrotum (which is at the mouth of what is called Pelodes Harbor, is situated on a place that forms a peninsula, and has alien settlers consisting of Romans), and the Sybota. The Sybota are small islands situated only a short distance from the mainland and opposite Leucimma, the eastern headland of Corcyraea. And there are still other small islands as one sails along this coast, but they are not worth mentioning. Then comes Cape Cheimerium, and also Glycys Limen, into which the River Acheron empties. The Acheron flows from the Acherusian Lake and receives several rivers as tributaries, so that it sweetens the waters of the gulf. And also the Thyamis flows near by. Cichyrus, the Ephyra of former times, a city of the Thesprotians, lies above this gulf, whereas Phoinike lies above that gulf which is at Buthrotum. Near Cichyrus is Buchetium, a small town of the Cassopaeans, which is only a short distance above the sea; also Elatria, Pandosia, and Batiae, which are in the interior, though their territory reaches down as far as the gulf. Next in order after Glycys Limen come two other harbors — Comarus, the nearer and smaller of the two, which forms an isthmus of sixty stadia with the Ambracian Gulf, and Nicopolis, a city founded by Augustus Caesar, and the other, the more distant and larger and better of the two, which is near the mouth of the gulf and is about twelve stadia distant from Nicopolis.


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acarnania Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 191
acheron river Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 191
acherusia lake Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 191
acroceraunian cape, mountains, or promontory Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 191
actium Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 191
aegean sea, islands in Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 189
alcibiades Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 259
ambracian (ambracius) bay or gulf Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 189, 191
anactorica Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 191
aornos Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 189, 191
aphas river Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 191
arrathus river Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 191
attica Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 669
birds Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 189
buthrotum Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 191
cassiopaei Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 189
cestrini Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 189
chaones, chaonians Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 189
cheimerion Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 191
chimera fortress Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 191
corcyra Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 259, 346, 347, 669; Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 191
corcyraeans Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 161, 259, 347
corinth Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 259, 261, 346, 347, 669
corinthian gulf Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 191
curetis Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 191
danube (danubius, danuvius) river Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 191
dodona Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 189
dryopes Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 189
ephyra, in thesprotia Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 189
epidamnos Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 254, 259, 261, 346
epiros (epirus) Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 189, 191
floods, controlling of Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 191
haemus, mt. Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 191
hellopes Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 189
herodotus Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 254
hipparchos (son of peisistratus) Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 669
kerkyra Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 191
leucimme Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 259
maps Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 191
messene, in messenia Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 191
oracles Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 189
pandosia in epirus Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 191
peloponesian war Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 191
perrhaebi Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 189
philip ii of macedonia Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 189
pindus mtns. Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 189
rhodope, mt. Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 191
selloe Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 189
thessaly Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 189
thirty years peace Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 346, 347
thracia (thrace), thracians Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 191
thucydides, son of melesias, causes, causality Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 346
thucydides, son of melesias, historical truth Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 346, 347
thucydides, son of melesias, language' Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 346
thucydides Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 191
thyamis river Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 189
tomouroi Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 189
zeus (god) Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 189