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Sesarethus (Greek: Σεσάρηθος) was an ancient town of the Sesarethi [1] that remains unlocated. It was most likely ruled by the Thracian [2] Peresadyes. These Sesarethi were Taulantii and not the Sesarethi of the Encheleans. It is mentioned by Strabo and Hecataeus. This tribe was under the effects of Hellenization.[3]

Distribution of cities in antiquity in the border of southern Illyria with Greeks and Thracians


  1. ^ Epirus: the geography, the ancient remains, the history and topography of... by Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière Hammond, 1967, page 467, "The Enchelae then cannot be the Sesarethii. The Peresyades, we conclude, were chiefs of a Taulantian tribe from Sesarethus and were also called Sesarethii. I should then punctuate the text as follows:... Βρύγοι πλησίον δε που και τα αργυρεία τα εν Δαμαστίω. Περεσάδυες τε συνεστήσαντο την δυναστείαν των Εγχελέων..."
  2. ^ The Cambridge ancient history: The fourth century B.C.
  3. ^ The Cambridge Ancient History, Volume 6: The Fourth Century BC by D. M. Lewis (Editor), John Boardman (Editor), Simon Hornblower (Editor), M. Ostwald (Editor), ISBN 0-521-23348-8, 1994, page 423, "Through contact with their Greek neighbors some Illyrian tribe became bilingual (Strabo Vii.7.8.Diglottoi) in particular the Bylliones and the Taulantian tribes close to Epidamnus..."

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