, HISTRIO´POLIS (Ἰστρόπολις, Ἰστρία πόλις,
or simply. Ἴστπος: Istere
), a town of Lower Moesia, at the southern extremity of lake Halmyris, on the coast of the Euxine.
It was a colony of Miletus, and, at least in Strabo's time, a small town. (Strab. vii. p.319
; Plin. Nat. 4.18. 24
;, Mela, 2.2; Eutrop. 6.8
; Hdt. 2.33
; Arrian, Perip. Eux.
p. 24; Geog. Rav.5.1.6; Lycoph. 74; Ptol. 3.10.8
; Scymn. Fragm.
22; Steph. B. sub voce Amm. Marc. 22.8
; Hieroel. p. 637.)
But the frequent mention of the place shows that it must have been a commercial town of some importance ; of its history, however, nothing is known. Some modern writers have identified it with Kiusntenza
the ancient Constantiana, which, however, was in all probability situated to the south of Istropolis.