Antigonia (Chaonia)

Antigonia (Chaonia)

Antigonea is an ancient city located in Gjirokastër County, Albania. It was founded in the 3rd century BC by Pyrrhus of Epirus, who was a Greek king and statesman of the Hellenistic period. The city was named after his wife Antigone, daughter of Berenice I and stepdaughter of Ptolemy I of Egypt. In 167 BC, the Romans destroyed the city as punishment for its inhabitants, who sided with the Macedonians during their war with the Romans.

Site Information

Country: Albania

District: Gjirokastër County

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 3rd Century BC

Oldest Culture: Hellenistic

Later Cultures: Hellenistic

Site Features: Hellenistic Monuments

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