Brasiae

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Brasiae or Brasies or Prasies (Ancient Greek: Βρασιαί; Homeric Greek: Βρυσειαί; Latin: Bryseae; Modern Greek: Βρασιές, Πρασιές) is an Ancient Greek city in South-East Peloponnese. It is located four kilometers SE of Leonidio, next to Plaka. Brasiae was part of Menelaus' kingdom and is mentioned by Homer in the Catalogue of Ships.[1] Brasiae was an important harbour and a naval base of Sparta during the Peloponnesian War. Later it consisted with other cities the Koinon of Free Laconians according to Pausanias.[2]

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  1. ^ Homer, Iliad, 581
  2. ^ Pausanias. Description of Greece, 3.21.7

Coordinates: 37°8′44″N 22°53′21″E / 37.14556°N 22.88917°E / 37.14556; 22.88917