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Alopeconnesus or Alopekonnesos (Ancient Greek: Ἀλωπεκόννησος, "fox island") was an ancient Greek[1] city located on the western coast of ancient Thrace, located in the region of the Thracian Chersonesus. It was an Aeolian colony, and was believed to have derived its name from the fact that the settlers were directed by an oracle to establish the colony, where they should first meet a fox with its cub.[2][3][4] In the time of the Macedonian ascendancy, it was allied with, and under the protection of Athens.[5] Coinage of Alopeconnesus have survived.[6]

The Platonic philosopher, Menaechmus (Ancient Greek: Μάναιχμος) was from Alopeconnesus or Prokonnesos.[7]

Its site has been located on Anafarta Liman.[8][9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ An Inventory of Archaic and Classical Poleis: An Investigation Conducted by The Copenhagen Polis Centre for the Danish National Research Foundation by Mogens Herman Hansen,2005,Index
  2. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. Vol. s.v.
  3. ^ Scymnus, 29; Livy. Ab Urbe Condita Libri (History of Rome). Vol. 31.16.
  4. ^ Pomponius Mela. De situ orbis. Vol. 2.2.
  5. ^ Demosthenes, de Coron. p. 256c. Aristocr. p. 675.
  6. ^
  7. ^ Suda Encyclopedia, § mu.140
  8. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 51, and directory notes accompanying.
  9. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

Coordinates: 40°18′50″N 26°14′58″E / 40.3139°N 26.2495°E / 40.3139; 26.2495