Getzel M. Cohen

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

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780520241480
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520931022 | DOI:

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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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Subjects: Archaeology

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