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KRANNON (Palaio-Larisa) Thessaly, Greece.

The ancient city lay on a plateau in the hills of the central part of the region. Successor to pre-Thessalian Ephyra, it was important only in the 6th and 5th c. B.C., after which time it was absorbed by Larissa to the E. As one of the eight principal Thessalian cities, it was already issuing coins in 480 B.C. Literary references mention cults of Helios, and Sarapis and Isis, while the state archives were said to be kept in the Temples of Athena and Asklepios. Present-day remains are limited to the foundations of the upper city wall on a height called Paleokastro, and a number of grave mounds and built tombs.


Strab. 7, fr. 14, 16; 8.5; 9.5.21; Paus. 10.3.4; W. M. Leake, Nor. Gr. (1835) in 361f; cf. I 446. Also: E. Protonotariou-Deilaki in Thessalika 3 (1960).


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