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The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Eugene N. BorzaEugene N. Borza

a mountainous island in the northern Aegean. Inhabited from Neolithic times, it was settled c.700 bc by Greeks who intermingled with the local Thracian population. A member of both Athenian maritime alliances, Samothrace gained its fame as a cult centre which was heavily patronized by the Macedonian royal house and their successors. Control of the island passed among several Hellenistic dynasts, and under the Romans it became a ... ...

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