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Zopyrion
(198 words)

(Ζωπυρίων; Zōpyríōn).

[German version]

[1] From Macedonia, governor of Thrace, second half of the 4th cent. BC

Macedonian of unknown origin, who as governor of Thrace allegedly undertook a campaign with 30,000 men across the Danube c. 325 BC, advanced as far as the Borysthenes (modern Dnieper), besieged Olbia [1], but as his army was severely worn down by bad weather, was defeated by the Scythae and killed (Curt. 10,1,43-45; Iust. Epit. 2,3,4; 12,1,4; 12,2,…

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Zahrnt, Michael (Kiel) and Baumbach, Manuel (Zürich), “Zopyrion”, 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 12 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12217890>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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