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EURYMENAI (Kastritsa) Epeiros, Albania.

An early and important city (EphArch [1956] 1f; D.S. 19.88), most probably identified with the largest site in the plain of Ioannina, a craggy limestone ridge called Kastritsa on the S side of the Lake of Ioannina. It was defended by a massive circuit wall ca. 3000 m long and was densely inhabited. The fortifications were extended at various periods and include gateways and towers of different kinds. It stands at a nodal point in the communications of Epeiros. The area has yielded Prehistoric, Classical, and Hellenistic pottery.


S. I. Dakaris in PAE (1951) 173ff; (1952) 362ff; id. in ArchDelt 20 (1965) Chron. 348, 21 (1966) Chron. 288, and PPS 33 (1967) 30ff; N.G.L. Hammond, Epirus (1967) 173f, 29 if, 527f, Plan 15 and PI. XI a; I. Vokotopoulou in ArchDelt 23 (1968) Chron. 291f.


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