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(Ἀβώνου τεῖχος; Abṓnou teîchos). Coastal town in  Paphlagonia, east of the foothills of Carambis (Ptol. 5,4,2). The etymology of its name (cf. Gordiou Teichos, Panemou Teichos) lies as much in the dark as the beginnings of its existence as an urban settlement; recorded it as a  polis from Trajan onwards (beginning of 2nd cent. AD). Initially part of the province of Pontus, A. was apparently transferred by Marcus Aurelius to the province of  Galatia. It gained particular notoriety through  Lucianus' pamphlet against Alexander [27] who, under Marcus Aurelius (…

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Marek, Christian (Zürich), “Abonutichus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 19 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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