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Not to be confused with Alexandroupolis, the modern Greek city of Thrace

Alexandropolis in the Thracian region of Maedians, was the first town founded in 340 BCE by Alexander the Great, after defeating a local Thracian tribe, as a regent (epitropos) of Macedon. Its name was chosen by analogy with Philippopolis, the town of Thrace founded by Alexander's father, Philip II. He expelled the locals and settled a mixed population. That the location of Alexandropolis is unknown suggests that a Thracian raid may have caused its disappearance from history (See Zopyrion). Tarn claims Alexandropolis was a military colony rather than a polis.[1]

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  1. ^ The Hellenistic settlements in Europe, the islands, and Asia Minor By Getzel M. Cohen Page 82 ISBN 0-520-08329-6

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