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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature

Amphipolis

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Amphip´olis, a city of Greece, through which Paul and Silas passed on their way from Philippi to Thessalonica (Acts 17:1). It was situated on the left bank of the river Strymon just below its egress from the lake Kerkine (now Takino), and about three miles above its influx into the sea. This situation upon the banks of a navigable river, a short distance from the sea, with the vicinity of the woods of Kerkine, and the gold-mines of Mount Pangaeus, rendered Amphipolis a place of much importance, and an object of contest, between the Thracians, Athenians, Lacedaemonians, and Macedonians, to whom it successively belonged. It has long been in ruins; and a village of about one hundred houses, called Jeni-keui, now occupies part of its site.

 

 

 

 

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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Amphipolis'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature". https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/kbe/a/amphipolis.html.

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