Brasiae

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Brasiae or Brasies or Prasies (Ancient Greek: Βρασιαί; Homeric Greek: Βρυσειαί; Latin: Bryseae; Modern Greek: Βρασιές, Πρασιές) is an Ancient Greek city in South-East Peloponnese. It is located four kilometers SE of Leonidio, next to Plaka. Brasiae was part of Menelaus' kingdom and is mentioned by Homer in the Catalogue of Ships. Brasiae was an important harbour and a naval base of Sparta during the Peloponnesian War. Later it consisted with other cities the Koinon of Free Laconians according to Pausanias.[1]

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  1. ^ Pausanias. Description of Greece, 3.21.7


Coordinates: 37°8′44″N 22°53′21″E / 37.14556°N 22.88917°E / 37.14556; 22.88917