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POSEIDO´NIUM or POSI´DIUM (Ποσειδώνιον, Thuc. 4.129; Posidium, Liv. 44.11), the SW. cape of Pallene, probably so called from a temple to Poseidon, which still retains its name vulgarly pronounced Posídhi. (Leake, Northern Greece, vol. iii. p. 156.) Müller (Geog. Graec. Min. vol. i. p. 52) identifies it with the THRAMBEIS of Scylax (p. 26; comp. Θεράμβω, Hdt. 7.123; Θράμβος: Eth. Θραμβούσιος, Steph. B. sub voce Lycophr. 1405), which Leake and Kiepert place near the Canastraeum Prom.; but as Scylax interposes Scione between them, Thrambeis corresponds better with Posídhi.


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    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.123
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.129
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 44, 11
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