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TRIKASTRON (“Pandosia”) Greece.

A colony of Elis (D.7.32) on a crag above the Acheron gorge in Epeiros. The circuit wall, ca. 1050 m long, has strong towers, probably a later addition. The site controls the entry from Cassopaea in the S to the upper valley of the Acheron river. A famous oracular utterance of Dodona associated “three-hilled Pandosia” with the Acheron (Strab. 6.1.5); it issued coinage for a short time.


N.G.L. Hammond in Ἀφιέρωμα εἰς τὴν Ἤπειρον (1954) 26ff; Epirus (1967) 162f, 554, 642f, and Pl. IX b.


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