Apollonia

The monument of Agonothetes The odeon St Mary monastery St Mary monastery

Apollonia is a colony founded in 588 B.C by colonists coming from Corinth and Corfu. Its ruins are situated near the city of Fier.

This colony was taken by Aristotle as a model in his analysis of oligarchy, because of its distinct and separate Illyrian and Greek communities.

It was a vital stronghold during Caesar’s civil war against Pompey and also an important christian community, with its bishops attending the Council of Ephesus and Council of Chlalkis.

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