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LIMNAION Thessaly, Greece.

A place mentioned by Livy alone among ancient authors, presumably a temporary refuge in time of war or flood without continuous occupation; there are no known coins or inscriptions. It has been identified with a rocky hill called Petromagoulo rising 250 m above the marshy plain, 2 km NW of Kortiki and on the opposite side of the Karditsis river. Double walls of rough polygonal masonry filled with rubble surround the acropolis at the highest point. There was a tower on the N side and a lower wall of ashlar work.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Livy 36.13,14; C. D. Edmonds in BSA 5 (1898-99) 22M. Also F. Stählin, Das hellenische Thessalien (1924) 83f.

M. H. MC ALLISTER

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