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This page is part of the "tools" section of a site, Plato and his dialogues, dedicated to developing a new interpretation of Plato's dialogues. The "tools" section provides historical and geographical context (chronology, maps, entries on characters and locations) for Socrates, Plato and their time. By clicking on the minimap at the beginning of the entry, you can go to a full size map in which the city or location appears. For more information on the structure of entries and links available from them, read the notice at the beginning of the index of persons and locations.
Region along the coast of the Adriatic Sea facing Italy spanning from northwestern
Greece all the way to what is today the Venice area
The people of Illyria was considered "barbarous" by the Greeks (that is, not speaking Greek). Greek settlements were established in the southern part of Illyria, including the city of Epidamnus, a colony of Corcyra (itself a colony of Corinth) (Thucydides' Histories, I, 24).