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LIMNAEA

LIMNAEA


1.

Λιμναία: Eth. Λιμναῖος: Kervasará), a town in Acarnania at the SE. corner of the Ambraciot gulf, on the very frontier of Acarnania towards Argos. There has been a dispute about its site, but the ruins at Kervasará are probably the remains of Limnaea: some modern writers would place it more to the W., either at Lutráki, or at Ruga. Tie former supposition, however, appears to be the more correct, since we learn from Thucydides that Limnaea lay on the road from Ambracia and Argos Amphilochicum to Stratus, which could not have been the case if Limnaea lay to the W. of Kervasará. Philip III., king of Macedonia, disembarked at Limnaea, when about to invade Aetolia. There is a marsh near Kervasará, two miles in length, from which Limnaea appears to have derived its name. (Thuc. 2.80, 3.105 ; Pol. 5.5 ; Leake, Northern Greece, vol. iv. p. 243, seq.)


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A town of Histiaeotis in Thessaly, taken by the Romans in B.C. 191, was probably on the site of Kortíkhi. (Liv. 36.13; Leake, Northern Greece, vol. iv. p. 512.)

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