Apollonia (south coast of Crete)

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Apollonia (Greek: Ἀπολλωνία), also called Eleuthera (Greek: Ἐλεύθερα) was an ancient city of Crete, on the south coast, of uncertain location.[1] William Smith states that the philosopher Diogenes Apolloniates was a native of the environs of Apollonia (the Apolloniates), although other scholars claim that the Apollonia in question was the Thracian one.[2] The editors of the Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World tentatively place Apollonia at Sellia.[3]



  1. ^ Steph. Byz. s.v. Ἐλεύθερα
  2. ^ W. Smith, Dict. of Biog. s. v.; Kirk, Raven, & Schofield, The Presocratic Philosophers (Cambridge, 1983, 2nd edition), p. 434.
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, (ISBN 0-691-03169-X), Map 60 & notes.