Ambracia
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(Ἀμβρακία; Ambrakía). South Epirote town in Thesprotia, originally about 80 stades upriver of the mouth of the Arachthus (navigable up to A.) into the Gulf of A. (Scyl. 33), the location of the modern Arta. The older form of its name, up to the 4th cent. BC, was Ἀμπρακία (Amprakía; Hdt.; Thuc.; coins), derived from the castle of Ambrakos…

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Strauch, Daniel (Berlin) and Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg), “Ambracia”, 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 13 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e117530>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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