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Lissus
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(Λισσός; Lissós, Latin Lissus). City with a harbour near modern Lezhë in Albania on the left bank of the Drin, which flows into the sea through a lagoon area above the ancient city. When Diod. Sic. 15,13,4 mentions that L. was founded by Dionysius [1] I in 385 BC, he obviously confuses L. with Issa. This is proven by Albanian excavations that show a defensive position of L. not directed towards the sea but towards the land. According to F. Prendi, the city goes back to the e…

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Cabanes, Pierre (Clermont-Ferrand), “Lissus”, 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 08 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e706330>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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