Brill’s New Pauly

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(Κρῶμνα) Milesian  apoikía East of Sesamos (later  Amastris [4]) on the Paphlagonian Black Sea coast, modern Tekkeönü. C. claimed to be the birthplace of Homer (Ὅμηρος Κρομνεύς [1]). C. 300 BC C. was integrated into a synoikismós with Amastris, which then took over the claim and in the Imperial period minted (ps.-autonomous) coins with the portrait of Homer and the inscription Ὅμηρος Ἀμαστριαν(ός) [2].


1 L. Robert, Études anatoliennes, 1937, 262-265

2 Id., À travers l'Asie Mineure, 1980, 415-417.

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Marek, Christian (Zürich), “Cromna”, 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 25 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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