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Galepsus was an ancient Greek city on the peninsula of Sithonia, the central peninsula of the Chalcidice, in Thrace. It was probably located on a hill about 8 km to the north of Torone and about 17 km from Amphipolis. It belonged to the Delian League. It was founded as a colony of Thasos.[1] After the conquest of Amphipolis it was occupied by Brasidas in 424 BC, but recovered by Cleon in 423. Perseus of Macedon, fleeing the Romans who had defeated him at Pydna, sailed the mouth of the Struma, and towards Galepsus, staying there before moving on to Samothrace.


  1. ^ Hatzfeld, Jean. History of Ancient Greece (trans. by Andre Aymard, 1968, W.W. Norton & Co., New York), p. 34-35.