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Passaron (Greek: Πασσαρών) was an ancient Greek city of Epirus.[1] It was founded by the Molossian king Tharrhypas sometime between 420 and 400 BC as the capital of the Molossian kingdom.[2][3] Later, in 330 BC, it became the capital of the newfound united kingdom of Epirus until 295 BC, when Pyrrhus of Epirus moved the capital to Amvrakia.

Epirus in antiquity


  1. ^ Rome's Mediterranean Empire Book 41-45 and the Periochae (Oxford World's Classics) (Books 41-45) by Livy and Jane D. Chaplin,2007,page 195,"... had been made public, Anicius returned to winter quarters at Passaron in Epirus. 27. ..."
  2. ^ Harry Gouva, History of Preveza, 1st edition, 2009, ISBN 978-960-87328-2-7
  3. ^ A. Vlachopoulou Economou, Ancient Passaron, Website of the Archeological Society in Athens

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Coordinates: 39°40′47″N 20°44′36″E / 39.6797°N 20.7433°E / 39.6797; 20.7433