Scolus (Chalcidice)

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Scolus or Skolos (Ancient Greek: Σκῶλος) was a town of ancient Chalcidice near Olynthus, mentioned together with Argilus, Stageirus, Acanthus, Olynthus, Spartolus, in the treaty (Peace of Nicias) between Athens and Sparta in the tenth year of the Peloponnesian War, in 421 BCE, leaving the town neutral.[1][2] It is considered by some to be the same as the town called Stolus or Stolos (Στῶλος).[3]

Without identification with Stolus, its site is unlocated.


  1. ^ Thucydides. History of the Peloponnesian War. 5.18.
  2. ^ Strabo. Geographica. ix. p.408. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  3. ^ Mogens Herman Hansen & Thomas Heine Nielsen (2004). "Thrace from Axios to Strymon". An inventory of archaic and classical poleis. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 845. ISBN 0-19-814099-1.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Scolus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.