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Pydna

Πύδνα). Now Kitron. A town of Macedonia in the district Pieria, was situated at a small distance west of the Thermaic Gulf, on which it had a harbour. It was originally a Greek colony, but it was subdued by the Macedonian kings, from whom, however, it frequently revolted. It was subdued by Philip, who enlarged and fortified the place. It is especially memorable on account of the victory gained under its walls by Aemilius Paulus over Perseus, the last king of Macedonia, 168. Under the Romans it was also called Citrum or Citrus.

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