Myrkinos

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Myrkinos (Ancient Greek: Μύρκινος) was an ancient Greek city located in Macedonian Thrace, in the region of Edonis between the Strymon and the Nestos Rivers. It was within the territory of the Edonians, a Thracian tribe,[1] and was founded as a polis by colonists from Miletus in 497 BC.[2] The colonists were led by Histiaios[3] (already a Tyrant of Miletus), whom Darius had allowed to build a city in reward for his help. Myrkinos joined Brasidas after he captured Amphipolis, Oisyme and Galepsus in 422 BC.[4] During the Byzantine empire it was known as Ancient Greek: Δοξόμπος or Δοξόμπους.

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  1. ^ 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 782, "The Thasians are said to have colonised the Hedonian city of Myrkinos, Galepsos and Oisyme"
  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 1393
  3. ^ The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories by Robert B. Strassler, 2009, page 913
  4. ^ 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 864