The Via Egnatia
The road from Apollonia to Macedonia is called the
which has been measured in miles
and marked out with milestones as far as
Cypselus and the River Hebrus, a distance of five hundred
and thirty-five miles. Reckoning eight and one-third stades
to a mile, the number of stades will be four thousand
four hundred and fifty-eight.1
The distance is exactly
the same whether you start from Apollonia or Epidamnus.
The whole road is called the Egnatia, but its first part
has got a name from Candavia, a mountain of Illyria, and
leads through the town of Lycnidus, and through Pylon,
which is the point on the road where Illyria and Macedonia
Thessalonica half-way to the Hebrus form Apollonia.
Thence it leads over Mount Barnūs,
through Heracleia, Lyncestia, and Eordea, to
Edessa and Pella, and finally to Thessalonica;
and the number of miles is altogether two
hundred and sixty-seven. . . . And the whole distance from
the Ionian Gulf at Apollonia to Byzantium is seven thousand
five hundred stades. . . .
The circumference of the Peloponnesus, if
you do not follow the indentations, is four
thousand stades. . . .
The distance from Cape Malea to the Ister
From C. Malea to the Danube.
is ten thousand stades.2
. . .