Agora (Thrace)

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Agora (Ancient Greek: Ἀγορά) was an ancient town situated about the middle of the narrow neck of the Thracian Chersonese (called today Gallipoli peninsula), and not far from Cardia, in what is now European Turkey. Xerxes, when invading Greece in 480 BCE, passed through it.[1] It was a member of the Delian League.[2]

Its site is tentatively located near modern Bolayır, Turkey.[3][4]


  1. ^ Herodotus, The Histories, vii. 58; Stephanus of Byzantium, Etnica, s.v. "Agora"; Pseudo-Scylax, Periplus, 67 (PDF)
  2. ^ Athenian Tribute Lists
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 51, and directory notes accompanying.
  4. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.


Coordinates: 40°30′49″N 26°47′11″E / 40.513545°N 26.786353°E / 40.513545; 26.786353

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Agora". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.