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Acanthus
(323 words)

(Ἄκανθος; Ákanthos).

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[1] Colony of  Andros

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Colonization | Macedonia, Macedones | Peloponnesian War | Persian Wars | Delian League

Colony of  Andros on the east coast of the  Chalcidice peninsula near the modern Ierissos; in the Persian War (480/79 BC) an important Persian base (Hdt. 7,22; 115 ff.); later a member of the  Delian League, seceded in 424 BC (Thuc. 4,84-88) and was also able to hold its own against the Chalcidian Confederacy (Syll.3 1,135). F…

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Zahrnt, Michael (Kiel) and Hünemörder, Christian (Hamburg), “Acanthus”, 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 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e111580>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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