Ilium (Epirus)

Ilium or Ilion (Ancient Greek: Ἴλιον), also known as Troja (Τροΐα),[1] was a city of ancient Epirus.[2] It is mentioned in the Aeneid of Virgil as a foundation of Helenus after the Trojan War in the land of the Chaonia.[3]

Epirus in antiquity

Its site is tentatively located near the modern Despotiko, formerly Kretsounista.[4][5]

See also


  1. Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. s.v.
  2. An Inventory of Archaic and Classical Poleis: An Investigation Conducted by The Copenhagen Polis Centre for the Danish National Research Foundation by Mogens Herman Hansen, 2005, page 340
  3. Virgil. Aeneid. 3.335.
  4. Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 54, and directory notes accompanying.
  5. Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.