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Headword: Μηκύβερνα
Adler number: mu,915
Translated headword: Mekyberna, Mecyberna
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Mekyberna is a city in Thrace, 20 stades [sc. east] from Olynthos.
Greek Original:
Μηκύβερνα: πόλις ἐστὶν ἐν Θρᾴκῃ σταδίους κ# ἀπέχουσα τῆς Ὀλύνθου ἡ Μηκύβερνα.
Notes:
Abridged (as is Photius s.v.) from Harpokration s.v., commenting on the appearance of this toponym in Hyperides fr. 84 Jensen.
Also mentioned in e.g. Herodotus 7.122, Thucydides 5.18.6 & 39.1.
Mekyberna, present-day Molivopirgos, is Barrington Atlas map 50 grid D4.
Olynthos as a toponym does not have its own Suda entry (see merely omicron 223), but cf. under delta 415, epsilon 3469, iota 667, kappa 240, kappa 356, omicron 116, sigma 1179, phi 222.
Keywords: definition; geography; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 December 2000@08:35:05.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (set status) on 6 October 2003@15:59:49.
David Whitehead (added note and another keyword) on 7 October 2003@03:36:31.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; another keyword; tweaks) on 7 July 2009@10:02:12.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 12 July 2011@07:16:49.

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