Cassopaei

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The Cassopaei (Greek: Κασσωπαῖοι) were a people of ancient Epirus, occupying the coast between Thesprotia and the Ambracian Gulf, and bordering upon Nicopolis; their chief town was Cassope (Κασσώπη).[1][2][3] The Periplus of Pseudo-Scylax describes the Cassopaei as living in villages;[4] but they afterwards rose to such power as to obtain possession of Pandosia, Buchaetium, and Elateia.[5] We learn from another authority that Batiae was also in their territory.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strabo. Geographica. vii. p.324, et seq. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  2. ^ Public Domain Smith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Cassope". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.
  3. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. s.v. Κασσωπία πόλις.
  4. ^ Periplus of Pseudo-Scylax, p. 12
  5. ^ Demosthenes, On Halonnesus 33.
  6. ^ Theopompus ap. Harpocr. s.v. Ἐλάτεια

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