Apollonia (Mygdonia)

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Apollonia (Mygdonia) in the north, not to be confused with Apollonia (Chalcidice) in the south.

Apollonia (Ancient Greek: Ἀπολλωνία) was a town of Mygdonia in Macedon, south of Lake Bolbe,[1] and north of the Chalcidian mountains, on the road from Thessalonica to Amphipolis, as we learn from the Acts of the Apostles,[2] and the Itineraries.[3][4] Pliny the Elder mentions this Apollonia.[5]

The site of Apollonia is near the modern Néa Apollonía.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Athen. viii. p. 334, e.
  2. ^ Acts, xvii. 1
  3. ^ Anton. Itin. pp. 320, 330; Itin. Hierosol. p. 605; Tab. Peuting
  4. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Apollonia". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.
  5. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. 4.10.17.
  6. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 50, and directory notes accompanying.
  7. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

Coordinates: 40°37′25″N 23°28′11″E / 40.623703°N 23.469685°E / 40.623703; 23.469685