Alalcomenae (Ithaca)

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Alalcomenae or Alalkomenai (Ancient Greek: Ἀλαλκομ́εναι), or Alcomenae or Alkomenai (Ἀλκομεναί), was a town in Ithaca,[1] or in the small island Asteris in the neighbourhood of Ithaca.[2]

Its site is located at the palaiokastro on modern Aëtos.[3][4]


  1. ^ Plutarch, Quaest. Graec. 43; Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. s.v.
  2. ^ Strabo. Geographica. 10.2.16. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 54, and directory notes accompanying.
  4. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 38°21′20″N 20°41′01″E / 38.3554311°N 20.6835725°E / 38.3554311; 20.6835725