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(Ἀστακός; Astakós, ‘lobster town’).

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[1] Town on the eastern end of the Gulf of A. or of  Nicomedia

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Town on the eastern end of the Gulf of A. or of  Nicomedia, in an unhealthy region; its exact location is unknown. Its foundation in 712/11 BC was initiated by  Megara (Memnon, FGrH 434 F 12; Str. 12,4,2), and it was presumably a member of the  Delian League from 478/7 BC[1]; in 435…

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Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) and Strauch, Daniel (Berlin), “Astacus”, 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 21 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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