Orestes and Electra

The site of Amphipolis is known under various names. It was originally named Nine Roads, its port was called Eïon but in Late Antiquity renamed Chrysopolis. The changing name suggests a stormy history, and that’s more or less true: Thracians, Persians, Athenians, Macedonians, Romans, and Byzantines all play there roles. It is not exaggerated to say that the history of Amphipolis is a summary of all classical history.

The Livius-website already had a page on the town, but today, I added lots of photos. It’s about half of what I have, but I plan a second improvement. For the moment, go here.


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