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(Μεθώνη/Methṓnē, Μοθώνη/Mothṓnē).

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[1] City on the west coast of Messana [2]

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A city on the west coast of Messana [2]. Its indigenous name was Mothṓnē (Μοθώνη on coins), after the reef called Móthōn which rose in front of it; hence the medieval and modern name Modon, Mothoni, Methoni (Μεθώνη in Thuc. 2,25,1ff. …

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Lafond, Yves (Bochum), Meyer, Ernst (Zürich), Kramolisch, Herwig (Eppelheim) and Errington, Robert Malcolm (Marburg/Lahn), “Methone”, 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 22 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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