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(Δημητριάς; Dēmētriás).

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[1] City in Magnesia

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Established around 290 BC, D. can be considered the most westerly of the large cities created in the Hellenistic period. The Macedonian founder, Demetrius I, gave the city his name. The choice of location in the annexed Thessalian border region of Magnesia, on the territory of Iolcus, was determined by the wish to create a base near the central  Aegean Sea for the Euro…

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Marzolff, Peter (Heidelberg) and Lohmann, Hans (Bochum), “Demetrias”, 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 06 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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