Proconnesus or Prokonnesos (Ancient Greek: Προκόννησος), also spelt Proeconesus or Proikonnesos (Προικόνησος), was a Greek town on the southwestern shore of Proconnesus island. Aristeas, the poet of the Arimaspeia, was a native. This town, which was a colony of the Milesians, was burnt by a Phoenician fleet, acting under the orders of Persian king Darius I. Strabo distinguishes between old and new Proconnesus. The inhabitants of Cyzicus, at a time which we cannot ascertain, forced the Proconnesians to dwell together with them, and transferred the statue of the goddess Dindymene to their own city.
- Zosimus, Nova Historia 2.30, Hierocles. Synecdemus. p. 662.
- Herodotus. Histories. 4.14.
- Strabo. Geographica. xiii. p. 589. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
- Strabo. Geographica. xii. p. 587. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
- Herodotus. Histories. 6.33.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece. 8.46.2.
- Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 52, and directory notes accompanying.
- Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
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