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Serrion Teichos

Coordinates: 40°45′02″N 27°19′28″E / 40.750541°N 27.324357°E / 40.750541; 27.324357
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Serrion Teichos (Ancient Greek: Σέρριον τείχος) or Serreion Teichos (Σέρρειον τεῖχος) was a Greek[1] city in ancient Thrace, located in the region of the Propontis. It was a member of the Delian League and appears in tribute lists of Athens between 428/7 and 418/7 BCE.[1] It later bore the name of Ganus or Ganos (Γάνος or Γᾶνος).[2] It is under this name that the town is mentioned by geographers and historians, as a noted mountain fortress of Thrace.[3]

Its site is near the modern Ganos, Turkey.[2][4]

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  1. ^ a b Mogens Herman Hansen & Thomas Heine Nielsen (2004). "Propontic Thrace". An inventory of archaic and classical poleis. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 922. ISBN 0-19-814099-1.
  2. ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 52, and directory notes accompanying. ISBN 978-0-691-03169-9.
  3. ^ Xenophon, Anab., 7.5.8; Harpocration, s.v. Γάνος; Suda, s.v. Γάνος; Periplus of Pseudo-Scylax, 28; Pliny. Naturalis Historia. Vol. 4.18.
  4. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

40°45′02″N 27°19′28″E / 40.750541°N 27.324357°E / 40.750541; 27.324357