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CRESTO´NIA (Κρηστωνική: Eth.Κρηστωναῖος, Eth. Κρηστωνιήτης: Adj. Κρηστωνικός), a district of Macedonia, which adjoined Mygdonia to the N.; for the Echidorus, which flowed through Mygdonia into the gulf near the marsh of the Axius, had its sources in Crestonia. (Hdt. 7.127.) It was chiefly occupied by a remnant of Pelasgi, who spoke a different language from their neighbours. (Hdt. 1.57; comp. Thuc. 4.109.) In Thucydides (2.99) the name should not be written Γρηστωνία, but Κρηστωνία. Crestonia contained the town of Creston or Crestone (Κρήστων, Κρηστώνη, Steph. B. sub voce and Gallicum (Kilkítj), a place situated 16 M. P. from Thessalonica, on the Roman road to Stobi (Pent. Tab.). (Leake, North. Greece. vol. iii. p. 440.)


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