Siropaiones

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Paeonia,tribes and Environs

Siropaiones, Siropaeones, Siriopaiones or Siriopaeones (Ancient Greek: Σιροπαίονες, Greek: Σιριοπαίονες, ή Σιρινοπαίονες) were an ancient Paeonian tribe inhabiting the Strymon plain. They were one of eight (Herodotus) or ten (Thucydides) tribes of Paeonia. They were situated from the Bisaltae and Odomanti to the south, Sinthi to the north, the Strymon[disambiguation needed] to the east, Maedi to the west, and a mountain chain separating them from Crestonia. Their capital was Siris (Serres). They were defeated by Persian general Megabazus (486 BC). They were expelled by the Persians to Asia Minor, where they are assumed to have founded Serraepolis.

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The toponym Circipania has been connected to the tribal name.[1]

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