Aeson (Thrace)

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Aeson or Aison (Ancient Greek: Αἴσων) was a Greek town in ancient Thrace. It belonged to the Delian League as it appears in Athenian tribute registers between 454/3 and 429/8 BCE.[1] These registers are the only evidence for Aeson's location in Thrace.[1] It is possible that the Aeson River (which is identified with the modern Pelikas) of Macedonia mentioned by Plutarch is related.[2] It has also been suggested that Aeson could be identified with Aesa.[1]

Its site has not been located.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Mogens Herman Hansen & Thomas Heine Nielsen (2004). "Thrace from Axios to Strymon". An inventory of archaic and classical poleis. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 848. ISBN 0-19-814099-1.
  2. ^ Plutarch, Paul. AEm. 16.9.