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CALLA´TIS

CALLA´TIS (Κάλλατις, Κάλατις, Καλλατία, or Καλλαντία), a large city of Thrace, on the coast of the Euxine. It was a colony of Miletus (Mela, 2.2), and its original name Acervetis. (Plin. Nat. 4.18.) The author of the Etym. May. describes it as a colony of Heracleia, which may mean nothing else but that, at a later period, fresh colonists were sent out from Heracleia. (Scyl. Peripl. p. 29; Strab. vii. p.319; Scymn. Frag. 15; Diod. 19.73, 20.25; Anonym. Peripl. p. 12; Steph. B. sub voce Procop. de Aedif. iv. 11; Ptol. 3.10.8; Amm. Marc. 27.4.) The town appears to have been flourishing down to a late period, and is now generally identified with the town of Collat or Collati.

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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 4.18
    • Ammianus Marcellinus, Rerum Gestarum, 27.4
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 19.73
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 20.25
    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 3.10
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