Thronion or Thronium (Greek: Θρόνιον) was a Greek city of the Euboians and Locrians[1] in the border area between Illyria[2] and Epirus,[3] near Amantia. It is believed to lie somewhere to the south of Vlorë, between the Shushicë River and the sea. Some scholars, such as Hasan Ceka and Nicholas G.L. Hammond, have proposed Kaninë as the possible location.[4] R.L. Beaumont, in addition to Kanina, also suggested Ploça and Klos.[5] 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.[6]

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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. ^ Chapinal-Heras, D. (2021). Experiencing Dodona: The Development of the Epirote Sanctuary from Archaic to Hellenistic Times. De Gruyter. p. 178.
  3. ^ Garland, R. (2016). Wandering Greeks: The Ancient Greek Diaspora from the Age of Homer to the Death of Alexander the Great. Princeton University Press. p. 276.
  4. ^ Perparimi. NGBG Rilindja. 1972. p. 997.
  5. ^ Monumentet. Ministria e Arësimit dhe Kulturës, Instituti i Monumenteve të Kulturës. 1975. p. 12.
  6. ^ Pausanias (1918). "22.3". Description of Greece. Vol. 5. Translated by W. H. S. Jones; H. A. Ormerod. Cambridge, Massachusetts; London: Harvard University Press; William Heinemann – via Perseus Digital Library., 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.