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MECYBERNA (Μηκύβερνα: Eth. Μηκυβερναῖος, Steph. B. sub voce Scyl. p. 26; Scymn. 640), a town which stood at the head of the Toronaic gulf, which was also called SINUS MECYBERNAEUS. (Plin. Nat. 4.10; Pomp. Mela, 2.3.1.) Mecyberna was the port of Olynthus (Strab. vii. p.330), and lay between that town and Sermyle. (Herod.7.122.) It was taken from the Athenians by the Chalcidic Thracians (Thuc. 5.39), and surrendered to Philip before the siege of Olynthus. (Diod. 16.54.) The site must be sought at Molivópyrgo, where some remains of antiquity are said to be preserved. (Leake, North. Greece, vol. iii. p. 155.)


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