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EURO´PUS

EURO´PUS (Εὐρωπός, Strab. vii. p.327), a town of Emathia (Ptol. 3.13.39), between Idomene and the plains of Cyrrhus and Pella, probably situated on the right bank of the Axius below Idomene. Not far above the entrance of the great maritime plain, the site of Europus may perhaps hereafter be recognised by that strength of position which enabled it to resist Sitalces and the Thracians. (Thuc. 2.100.) We have the concurring testimony of Ptolemy (3.13.24) and Pliny (4.10) that this town of Emathia was different from Europus of Almopia, which latter town seems from Hierocles--who names Europus as well as Almopia among the towns of the Consular Macedonia (a provincial division containing both Thessalonica and Pella)--to have been known in his time by the name of Almopia only; and hence we may infer that it was the chief town of the ancient district Almopia. (Leake, Northern Greece, vol. iii. p. 444.)

[E.B.J]

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    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.100
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 4.10
    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 3.13
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