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Preietus
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(Πρείετος/Preíetos). Port and episcopal city in Bithynia (Bithynia et Pontus), on the southern coast of the Bay of Astacus or Nicomedia, probably near modern Karamürsel, named after the Bithynian god of war P., who had one of his main cult sites there (Konstantinos Porphyrogennetos, De thematibus 1,27: Πραίνετος/Praínetos; Tab. Peut. 9,2: Pronetios; Plin. HN 31,23: Brietium).

Bibliography

F. K. Dörner, s. v. Preietos (2), RE 22, 1832-1835 

Id., Inschriften und Denkmäler in Bithynien (IstForsch 14), 1941, 37-40, 65-67, no. 39-42.

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Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt), “Preietus”, 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 18 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1007970>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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