previous next


PYRRHI CASTRA (Πύρρου χάραξ).


A fortress in the N. of Laconia, was probably at or near the junction of the Oenus and Eurotas, and is supposed to have been so named from having been the place of encampment of Pyrrhus, when he invaded Laconia in B.C. 272. (Plb. 5.19; Liv. 35.27; Leake, Peloponnesiaca, p. 345.)


In Greek Illyria. [Vol. I. p. 563a.]

hide References (2 total)
  • Cross-references from this page (2):
    • Polybius, Histories, 5.19
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 35, 27
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: