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AEGI´NIUM

AEGI´NIUM (Αἰγίνιον: Eth. Αἰγινιεύς, Eth. Aiytvtmes, Eth. Aeginiensis: Stagús), a town of the Tymphaei in Thessaly, is described by Livy as a place of great strength and nearly impregnable (Liv. 32.15). It is frequently mentioned in the Roman wars in Greece. It was given up to plunder by L. Aemilius Paulus for having refused to open its gates after the battle of Pydna. It was here that Caesar in his march from Apollonia effected a junction with Domitius. It occupied the site of the modern Stagús, a town at a short distance from the Peneus. At this place Leake found an inscription, in which Aeginium is mentioned. Its situation, fortified on two sides by perpendicular rocks, accords with Livy's account of its position. (Strab. p. 327; Liv. 32.15, 36.13, 44.46, 45.27; Caes. B.C. 3.79; Leake, Northern Greece, vol. i. p. 421, seq.)

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