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KROMNA Corinthia, Greece.

The ancient town on the Isthmus is mentioned by Kallimachos (Σωσιβίου Νίκη, 1. 12; cf. Tzetzes schol. on Lycophron 532). It is located at the base of Haghios Dimitrios Ridge, W of the Isthmian Sanctuary of Poseidon, where extensive habitational ruins were discovered in 1960. There are also large cemeteries nearby and chance finds have led to the excavation of several burials. An inscription found in the area records the name of Agathon Kromnites. Pottery from the cemeteries and the town site dates from the mid 7th c. B.C. to the 4th c. A.D. Ancient stone quarries extend from Kromna some 2 km W to the modern town of Examilia.


SEG XXII 219; J. R. Wiseman, “A Hellenistic Trans-Isthmian Fortification Wall,” Hesperia 32 (1963) 271-73; id., The Land of the Ancient Corinthians (forthcoming).


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