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Coordinates: 38°51′03″N 22°52′23″E / 38.8509°N 22.8731°E / 38.8509; 22.8731 Dion (Δίον)[1] or Dia (Δῖα or Δία) was a town of Phthiotis in ancient Thessaly.[2] In 302 BCE, Cassander planned to transfer the town's population to nearby Phthiotic Thebes but this was prevented by Demetrius Poliorcetes.[3][2]

Its site has tentatively been located at a place called Lichas Kastri.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. s.v.
  2. ^ a b Mogens Herman Hansen & Thomas Heine Nielsen (2004). "Thessaly and Adjacent Regions". An inventory of archaic and classical poleis. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 687. ISBN 0-19-814099-1.
  3. ^ Diodorus Siculus. Bibliotheca historica (Historical Library). 20.110.3.
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 55, and directory notes accompanying.
  5. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.