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Ennea Hodoi

Ἐννέα Ὁδοί). A spot in Thrace, near which the city of Amphipolis was founded. It appears to have derived its name, which means “the Nine Ways,” from the number of roads which met here from different parts of Thrace and Macedon. It was here, according to Herodotus (vii. 114), that Xerxes and his army crossed the Strymon on bridges, after having offered a sacrifice of white horses to that river and buried alive nine youths and nine maidens.

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