: Eth. Ἀσσαῖος
), a town of Chalcidice, in Macedonia, on the Singitic gulf. (Hdt. 7.122
It is probably the same town as the ASSERA
of Theopompus (Steph. B. sub voce Ἄσσηρα
), and the CASSERA of Pliny (4.10
), its territory being called ASSYRYTIS (Ἀσσυρῦτις
) by Aristotle (Hist. An.
3.12). Here was a river which was called the Ψυχρός
from its coldness. (Aristot. l.c.
) Leake places Assa at the head of the Singitic gulf, at some ruins called Paleókastro,
about midway, by land, between Erissó
vol. iii. p. 153.)