Cressa (Thrace)

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Cressa or Kressa (Ancient Greek: Κρῆσσα) was an ancient Greek[1] city located in ancient Thrace, on the Thracian Chersonesus. It is cited in the Periplus of Pseudo-Scylax, in the second position of its recitation of the towns of the Thracian Chersonesus, along with Aegospotami, Cressa, Crithote and Pactya.[2] It may be the same town cited by Pliny the Elder as Crissa on the Propontis.[3][1]

Its site is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) northeast of Aigospotamoi, Turkey.[4][5]

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  1. ^ a b Mogens Herman Hansen & Thomas Heine Nielsen (2004). "Thracian Chersonese". An inventory of archaic and classical poleis. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 907. ISBN 0-19-814099-1.
  2. ^ Periplus of Pseudo-Scylax 67.
  3. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. Vol. 4.48.
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 51, and directory notes accompanying.
  5. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

Coordinates: 40°21′04″N 26°37′33″E / 40.351152°N 26.625855°E / 40.351152; 26.625855