Coastal town in Epirus
Coastal town in Epirus at the mouth of the Acheron near modern Veliani, main settlement of the Eleatis region (wrongly Elaia/Elaiatis in Thuc. 1,46,4) in Thesprotia. Origin of the pólis before 350 BC, first minting between 360 and 335 BC. Of the 10-ha. town mainly the 1.5-km-long walls are preserved. Documents: Scyl. 30; Str. 7,7,5.
Archaeological Reports 41, 1994/5, 26
P. Cabanes, L'Épire, 1976
S. I. Dakaris, Thesprotia, 1972