d much of what is now Macedonia, so that they could not only lay siege to Perinthus but also bring under their power all Crestonia and Mygdonis and the country of the Agrianes as far as Pangaeurum.See Frag. 34. Philippi and the region about Philippi lie above that part of the seaboard of the Strymonic Gulf which extends from Galepsus as far as Nestus. In earlier times Pllilippi was called Crenides, and was only a small settlement, but it was enlarged after the defeat of Brutus and Cassius.In 42 B.C., after which it was made a Roman colony.
What is now the city Philippi was called Crenides in early times.
Off this seaboard lie two islands, Lemnos and Thasos. And after the strait of Thasos one comes to AbderaNow Balastra. and the scene of the myths connected with Abderus. It was inhabited by the Bistonian Thracians over whom Diomedes ruled. The Nestus River does not always remain in the same bed, but oftentimes floods the country. Then come Dicaea,Now, perhaps, Kurnu. a city situat