Thronion or Thronium (Greek: Θρόνιον) was a Greek city of the Euboians and Locrians[1] in Epirus, near Amantia. It is believed to lie somewhere to the south of Vlorë, between the Shushicë River and the sea. It was to have been founded after the Trojan War by the Abantes of Euboea and the inhabitants of the Locrian Thronium. It was taken at an early period by the inhabitants of the neighbouring town of Apollonia, and annexed to their territory, as appears from an epigram inscribed on a dedicatory offering of the Apolloniatae at Olympia.[2]

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  1. ^ The Copenhagen Polis Centre for the Danish National Research Foundation. An Inventory of Archaic and Classical Poleis: An Investigation Conducted, 2005, ISBN 0-19-814099-1, p. 322. "...expansion of Apollonia is implied in the dedication at Olympia of spoils from the destruction of the Euboian-Lokrian settlement at Thronion."
  2. ^ Pausanias. Description of Greece. Vol. 5.22.3. , 4.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Thronium". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

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