Ilium (Epirus)

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Epirus in antiquity

Ilium or Ilion (Ancient Greek: Ἴλιον), also known as Troja (Τροΐα),[1] was a city of ancient Epirus.[2] It is mentioned in the Aeneid of Virgil as a foundation of Helenus after the Trojan War in the land of the Chaonia.[3]

Its site is tentatively located near the modern Despotiko, formerly Kretsounista.[4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. s.v.
  2. ^ An Inventory of Archaic and Classical Poleis: An Investigation Conducted by The Copenhagen Polis Centre for the Danish National Research Foundation by Mogens Herman Hansen, 2005, page 340
  3. ^ Virgil. Aeneid. 3.335.
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 54, and directory notes accompanying.
  5. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

Coordinates: 39°44′20″N 20°33′57″E / 39.738874°N 20.565763°E / 39.738874; 20.565763