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ACHILLE´UM, ACHILLEI´UM

ACHILLE´UM (Ἀχίλλειον), a small town near the promontory Sigeum in the Troad (Hdt. 5.94), where, according to tradition, the tomb of Achilles was. (Strab. p. 594.) When Alexander visited the place on his Asiatic expedition, B.C. 334, he placed chaplets on the tomb of Achilles. (Arrian, 1.12.)

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