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BOUKEPHALOS Corinthia, Greece.

Named both by Pliny (HN 4.5) and the geographer Ptolemy (3.16.12) as the next port S of Kenchreai on the Saronic coast of the Corinthia. Herodianus (Pros. 2) has an entry for Boukephalos as a harbor of Argolis and the name of the horse given to Alexander the Great by the Corinthian Demaratus. The Corinthian port is probably the broad, deep-water harbor now called Frankolimano at the SE edge of the Bay of Kenchreai opposite the island known in antiquity as Aspis.


H. N. Fowler & R. Stillwell, Corinth I, i: Introduction. Topography. Architecture (1932) 20-23; J. R. Wiseman, The Land of the Ancient Corinthians (forthcoming).


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 4.5
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