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PIE´RIA (Πιερία).


A district in Macedonia. [PIERES]


A district in Syria; a name given by the Macedonians to the northern coast of Syria, on the right bank of the Orontes. The principal mountain in this district, and which was a southern branch of the Amanus, was also called Pieria. (Strab. xvi. pp. 749, 751; Ptol. 5.15.8.) The chief town was Seleuceia, which is frequently distinguished from other towns of the same name by the addition of ἐν Πιερίἁ, especially on coins. (Eckhel, vol. iii. p. 324; Cic. Att. 11.2. 0

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