Euroea, Epirus

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Euroea was an ancient city in Epirus, in western Greece. Euroea is mentioned by Hierocles.[1] Justinian I transferred its inhabitants to an islet in a neighbouring lake and built there a strong city.[2]

The site of the city is unknown; Lequien identifies it with Paramythia, which is called Aï Donal (St. Donatus) by the Turks. Others have place it at Limboni, now proved to be Photice, others at Ioannina itself.


Five bishops of Euroea are known. The first, St. Donatus, lived under Theodosius I, and the last is mentioned in a letter of Gregory the Great about 603.[3]


  1. ^ Synecdemus, 651, 6.
  2. ^ Procopius, De aedif., IV, 1.
  3. ^ Lequien, Oriens christianus, II, 143.