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Headword: *)alwpeko/nnhsos
Adler number: alpha,1389
Translated headword: Alopekonnesos, Alopeconnesus, Fox-Island
Vetting Status: high
It is a city, one among those in Cheronnesos.[1]
Ainos[2] is a city of Thrace,[3] which Greeks first colonized for the Alopekonnesians, and later they introduced additional settlers from Mytilene and Kyme.[4]
Greek Original:
*)alwpeko/nnhsos: po/lis e)sti\ mi/a tw=n e)n *xeronnh/sw|. o(/ti *ai)=nos po/lis e)sti\ th=s *qra/|khs, h(\n *(/ellhnes ta\ prw=ta *)alwpekonnhsi/ois katw/|kisan, u(/steron de\ e)k *mitulh/nhs kai\ *ku/mhs e)phga/gonto e)poi/kous.
[1] From Harpokration s.v. According to Demosthenes 23.166, Alopekonnesos was located on a headland running out towards Imbros, a long way from Thrace; a place swarming with robbers and pirates. See Isaac (1986), pp. 189-91. For the Chersonese (the present-day Gelibolu/Gallipoli peninsula), which forms the European side of the Hellespont straits, see Isaac (1986), pp.159-197.
[2] Quoted from alphaiota 225.
[3] Just east of the R. Hebros. See generally Isaac (1986), pp. 140-157.
[4] In Asia Minor.
Isaac, Benjamin H. The Greek Settlements in Thrace Until the Macedonian Conquest. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1986.
Keywords: chronology; definition; geography; history
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 26 May 2000@14:24:32.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added notes and keyword) on 2 October 2000@04:53:05.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 2 July 2002@03:27:37.
Mehmet Fatih Yavuz (augmented note, added bibliography) on 20 October 2008@15:32:06.
Mehmet Fatih Yavuz on 21 October 2008@02:49:14.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 27 June 2011@04:20:36.
David Whitehead (deleted intrusive characters) on 10 February 2012@05:41:32.
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