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The Hellenistic Settlements in Syria, the Red Sea Basin, and North Africa$
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Getzel Cohen

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780520241480

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520241480.001.0001

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Chalcidice

Chalcidice

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(p.141) II Chalcidice (p.142)
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The Hellenistic Settlements in Syria, the Red Sea Basin, and North Africa
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Getzel M. Cohen

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520241480.003.0004

This chapter discusses the settlements in Chalkis and Maroneia. Appian included Chalkis among the settlements he ascribed to Seleukos I. Chalkis on Belos was probably a settlement founded at the site of a native town called Qinnesrin and named for the Chalcidic peninsula. Chalkis was located on the east-west road from Antioch to Beroia and the north-south road from Apameia to Kyrhos. It was also 31 kilometers southwest of Beroia (Aleppo); it was near the Qoueiq River at the modern Qinnesrin. Ptolemy records a Maroneia in Chalcidice. The settlement was presumably named for the homonymous Thracian city. Maroneia was 30 miles east of Antioch near Daphne.

Keywords:   Chalkis, Maroneia, Chalcidice, settlement, Belos

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