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STA´BULUM DIOME´DIS

STA´BULUM DIOME´DIS (Itin. Ant. p. 331; It. Hier. p. 603), a place on the coast of Thrace, on the Via Egnatia, 18,000 paces, according to Itin. Ant., 12,000, according to It. Hier., from Porsula, or Maximianopolis; probably the same as Pliny (4.11. s. 18) calls Tirida: “Oppidum fuit Tirida, Dio medis equorum stabulis dirum.” This Diomedes was king of the Bistones in Thrace, and was in the habit of throwing strangers to be devoured by his savage horses, till at length he himself was punished in the same way by Hercules. (Mela, 2.2.8.) Lapie places it near the modern Iassikeni.

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