Sites & cities that bear the name of Antigonia of Chaonia

Antigonia of Chaonia

Today in : Albania
First trace of activity : ca. 3rd century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 6th century C.E
Recorded names : Ἀνριγονία, Αντιγόνεια, Antigoneia, Antigonea, Antigonie de Chaonie

Description : Antigonea, was an ancient Greek city in Chaonia, Epirus, and the chief inland city of the ancient Chaonians. It was founded in the 3rd century BC by Pyrrhus of Epirus, who named it after one of his wives, Antigone, daughter of Berenice I and step-daughter of Ptolemy I of Egypt.

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