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Ancient port mentioned by ancient author(s)

Ancient port mentioned by modern author(s) only

Potential ancient harbour, from a nautical point of view

Nb Ancient name Modern name
729 Castrum Minerva, Port of Venus, Limen Aphrodites, Athenaion Castro
730 Hydros, Hydruntum, Otrante Otranto
731 Port Tarentin Rocca Vecchia
732 San Foca
733 Hadrianou Hormos, port of Lupiae, Miltopiae? Porto Adriano, at San Cataldo near Lecce
734 Brindes, Brentesium, Brundisium, Bronduse, with possibly two ancient lighthouses: on Barra island and at the entrance of the inner port Brindisi
735 Apani, near Torre Rossa
736 Torre Guaceto
737 Ad Speluncas Mezzaluna, near Costa Merlata
738 Ad Decimum near Pilone
739 Gnathia Egnazia, with several pilae
740 Diria? Monopoli
741 Turris Caesaris, Neapolis Polignano
742 Arnesto, Arnestum San Vito di Polignano
743 Turres Iulianae Mola di Bari
744 Torre a Mare
745 Barium Bari
746 Natiolum Giovinazzo
747 Respa Molfetta?
748 Turenum Trani
749 Barduli Barletta
750 Aufinum, Aufidena on R Aufidus, port of the Canusites R Ofanto, near Barletta
751 San Vito Roman villa at San Vito
752 Salapia near Trinitapoli
753 Auxanum Torre Carlone
754 Masseria Cupola
755 Coppa Nevigatta near Masseria Tuori ?
756 Mascherone, near Siponto
757 Sipontum, Sipunte Manfredonia
757.1 Apanestae, Apeneste Monte Saraceno, near Mattinata
758 Apanestae, Apeneste, Villa Romana Matinus, Agnuli Mattinata
758.1 Isola dei Gabbiani, in Baia dei Campi
759 Portus Aggasus, Port Agasus near Vieste ?
760 Merinum Santa Maria di Merino
761 Portus Garnae Rodi Garganico
761.1 Hyria, Uria Piano di Carpino
762 Avicenna, near Cagnano Varano
762.1 Roman villa at Sant’Annea
762.2 Praetorium Publilianum Masseria Amorusi
763 Ports on R Frento R Fortore
763.1 Trimerus insulae Tremiti islands, San Domino, San Nicola
763.2 Isle of Pianosa (Tremiti)
763.3 Arcora
764 Cliternia Masseria Savino, at Campomarino
765 Buca Termoli
766 Ports on R Trinius R Trigno
767 Histonium, Istonium Vasto
768 Punta La Penna
769 Pallanum near the outlet du R Sagrus R Sangro
770 Anxanum Lanciano, and its port of San Vito Chietino
771 Orton Ortona
772 Aternum Pescara
773 Matrinus, port of Hatria, Adria  at the outlet of R Matrinus Atri, at the outlet of R Piomba
773.1 port of Hatria, Adria Torre del Cerrano, with several pilae
774 Castrum Novum near Giulianova
775 Castrum Truentinum, Truentum Martinsicuro, on R Tronto
776 Cupra Maritima Santa Martino
777 Castellum Firmanorum, port of Firmum Picenum, Etruscan Permu Fermo
778 Cluana Civitanova Marche
779 Potentia Porto Potenza
780 Numana Numana
781 Ancône Ancona
782 Ad Aesim outlet of R Esino at Acona airport
783 Sena Gallica Senigallia
784 Montedoro di Scapezzano, near Cesano
784.1 R Mataurum Ponte Metauro
785 Fanum Fortunae Fano
786 Pisaurum Pesaro
786.1 Roman villa at San Cristoforo
787 Ariminum, Etruscan Arimna, Harimne, on R Ariminus Rimini, on R Marecchia
788 Ad Rubiconem Rubicon, near Villamarina
788.1 Ad Novas Villalta
788.2 Sabis Castiglione di Cervia
789 Classis, home port of Classis Ravennate fleet, Etruscan Ravna Classe, naval base SE of Ravenna, with ancient lighthouse
790 Butrium, Budrium, port of Budrio Casa Rossa, near Sant’Alberto
791 Augusta Valle Umana, Argenta
792 R Vatrenus, navigable R Santerno
793 Pomposa, Etruscan Spina, at the outlet of R Padus Valpega, near Comacchio, on R Po, with possible lighthouse
793.1 Sacis ad Padum Comacchio
794 Neronia Tombe, near Lagosanto
795 Corniculani Valle Bosco, near Codigoro
796 Hadriani San Basilio, near Ariano nel Polesine
797 R Pô navigable up to Augusta Taurinorum Torino
798 Septem Maria Contarina, near Porto Viro
799 Atria, Etruscan Hatria Adria
800 Fossis Cavanella d’Adige
801 Bruntulum, Brundulus Brondolo, South of Chioggia
802 Edrum, Aedro, Edron, Edro portus, Ebro portus at the confluent of both R Medoacus, near Codevigo
803 R Medoacus Minor, Meduacus Lova, near Campagna Lupia on R Bacchiglione
803.1 Isola Poveglia
804 Ad Portum Porto Menai, South of Mira
805 R Medoacus Maior, Meduacus, Ad XII Sambruson, near Dolo on R Brenta
806 Patavium, Etruscan Pathva Padova
807 Ad IX Mestre
808 Turricellum, Torcellum Isola Torcello
808.1 Constanciacum Costanziaco, near isola Torcello
808.2 Amiana, Ammiana Santa Cristina
809 Port of Altinum Altino
809.1 Port of Altinum in Scanello canal, near isola Burano
809.2 Port of Altinum in Scanello canal, near Treporti
810 Roman cistern of Canal de San Felice, at Ca’Ballarin, near Lio Piccolo
810.1 Roman tower of Canal de San Felice near Lio Piccolo
811 Equilum near Jesolo
812 Eraclia, Port on R Anassum or Anaxum Cittanova, near Eraclea
813 Port on R Liquentia R Livenza, with outlet at Porto Santa Margherita
814 Port on Romatinus, Reatinus R Lemene, which passes at Portogruaro and at Concordia Sagittaria, and with an outlet at Porto di Falconera
815 Port on R Tilaventum Maius R Tagliamento
816 Port on R Tilaventum Minus Chiarisacco, near San Giorgio di Nogaro
817 Gradus Grado
818 Aquileia, Aquilée Aquilea
819 Fons Timavi, Port on Lake Timavus or Timave R Timavo, with outlet at San Giovani di Duino at Monfalcone
820 Castellum Pucinum Castello di Miramare
821 Tergeste, Etruscan Tarcste Trieste, near the Roman theatre
821.1 Punta Sottile, near Muggia
821.2 Jernej Bay, near Ankaran
821.3 Jernej Bay, near Ankaran
821.4 Egidia, Aegida, Aegis Sermin
822 Capris, Iustinopolis Koper, Capodistria
822.1 Vilizan
822.2 Roman villa at St Simon’s Bay, Izola
823 Piranum Piran
823.1 Fizine
824 Silvium, Silvo Savudrija, Salvore Point in Istria
824.1 Roman villa at Zambratija
825 Siparis Sipar, Tiola, near Katoro
826 Humagum Umag
826.1 Roman villa at Sveti Ivan
827 Emonia, Neapolis Novigrad
827.1 Valeta, in Camp Lanterna, near Mirna
827.2 Loron, Lorun Lorunu, Santa Marina, Kupanja, North of Cervar Porat
827.3 Busuja, South of Cervar Porat
828 Julia Parentium Poreč
828.1 Uvala Mulandarija
828.2 Sorna
829 Ruginium Rovinj, Rovigno
829.1 Roman villa at Barbariga
829.2 Roman villa at Dragonera, near Peroj
830 Val Catena, on Pullariae insulae, Cissa, Baphium Cissensis? Roman villa in bay of Verige, on the isles of Brioni, Brijuni
830.1 Castrum, Laecanius’ estate Fazana, Roman villa with amphora kiln, on the isles of Brioni, Brijuni
831 Pola Pula
831.1 Luka Veruda
831.2 Soline, in Uvala Kanalic
832 Mutila Medulin
832.1 Nesactium Nezakcij
832.2 Uvala Tunarica, in Zaljev Rasa
832.3 Arsia Rasa
833 Albona, Alvona Rabac, near Labin
834 Flanonae Plomin
835 Lauriana near Lovran
836 Tarsatica Trsat at Rijeka
837 Raparia Bakar
837.1 Jadranovo
837.2 Jadranovo, in Uvala Percin
838 Ad Turres near Novi Vinodolski
839 Fulfinium, Fertinium, on Curycta insula Omisalj, on the isle of Krk
839.1 Zaton Soline, on the isle of Krk
839.2 Vrbnik, on the isle of Krk
839.3 Mala Luka, on the isle of Krk
839.4 Bay of Kosljun, Puntarska Draga, on the isle of Krk
840 Curicum on R Titius, on Curycta insula Krk, on the isle of Krk
841 Senia Senj
842 Lopsica Starigrad
843 Crexa, Crepsa, on Apsyrta insula Cres, on the isle of Cres
843.1 Punta Kriza, in Uvala Ul, on the isle of Cres
844 Apsarus, on Apsyrta insula Osor, on the isle of Cres
845 Arba, on Arba insula Rab, on the isle of Rab
846 Port of Ortoplinia, Ortopla Stinica
847 Apsoros, Apsirtis insula, Apsyrtides insulae Isles of Cres and Losinj
847.1 Luka Krivica, on the isle of Losinj
847.2 Portunata, Navalia, on the isle of Cissa Novalja, on the isle of Pag
848 Cissa, on the isle of Cissa Caska, on the isle of Pag
848.1 Simuni, on the isle of Pag
849 Vegium Karlobag
849.1 Uvala Lukovo-Sugarje
850 Argyruntum Starigrad
851 Corinium Karin
851.1 Uvala Jasenova
852 Aenona, Nona Nin, near Zaton
852.1 Zaton
852.2 Prolaz Zapuntel, on Molat island
852.3 Uvala Soline, in Luka Soliscica on Dugi island
853 Iader Zadar
853.1 Lissa insulae, Celadussae insulae Muline, on Ugljan island
853.2 Lissa insulae, Celadussae insulae Preko, on Ugljan island
853.3 Lissa insulae, Celadussae insulae Kukljica, on Ugljan island
853.4 Uvala Soline, on Iz island
853.5 Luka Telascica, on Dugi island
853.6 Lissa insulae Uvala Soline, on Pasman island
853.7 Sukosan
854 Port of Nedinum and Blandona? near Biograd?
854.1 Uvala Lavsa, on Lavsa island
855 Pakostane
855.1 Uvala Vela Luka
855.2 Collentum, on Colentum insula near Betina, on Murter island
855.3 Betina, on Murter island
855.4 Jezera, on Murter island
855.5 Rasline
855.6 R Guduca
855.7 Uvala Beretusa
855.8 Proteras insula Prvic Luka, on the isle of Prvic
856 Scardona Skradin
856.1 Sibenik
856.2 Jadrtovac
856.3 Banovci, in Luka Grebastica
856.4 Kremik Marina
856.5 Rogoznica
856.6 Tariona insula Luka Drvenik, on the isle of Drvenik Veli
857 Tragurium Trogir
858 Solentia insula, Olynta insula Uvala Sesula, on the isle of Solta
858.1 Gornja Polja, on the isle of Solta
859 Siculi near the airport of Split
860 Salonae, Salone Solin, near Split
861 Ad Dianam Split-Marjan
862 Spalatum Split
863 Epetium, Epetion Stobreč, near Split
864 Pituntium Podstrana
865 Oneum, Almo Omis
866 Diskelados, Brattia insula Isle of Braç
867 Splitska, on the isle of Braç
868 Lovrecina, on the isle of Braç
868.1 Uvala Luka, on the isle of Braç
868.2 Povlja, on the isle of Braç
868.3 Uvala Rasotica, on the isle of Braç
868.4 Milna, on the isle of Braç
868.5 Bobovisca, on the isle of Braç
869 Muccurum, Aronia Makarska
870 Laurento Tucepi
871 Pharos, Pharus, on Pharos insula Stari Grad, on the isle of Hvar
871.1 Hvar, on the isle of Hvar
871.2 Uvala Vira, on the isle of Hvar
871.3 Luka Tiha, on the isle of Hvar
871.4 Isle of Sveti Klement
872 Issa, on Issa, Lissa insula Vis, on the isle of Vis
872.1 Krajicina Spilja, on the isle of Vis
872.2 Isle of Bisevo
872.3 Isle of Svetac
873 Tauris, Taurida probably Isle of Scedro, near Hvar, but might also be the Isle of Sipan near Dubrovnik
874 Biston? Gradac
874.1 Ploce
874.2 Blace
875 Narona on R Naronos, near the ‘Great Lake’ Vid, near Metkovic on R Neretva, near Hutovo Blato lake
875.1 Roman villa at Visici
875.2 Roman villa at Mogorjelo
875.3 Ad Turres xxxxx
875.4 Mali Ston
875.5 Uvala Luka, near Loviste
876 Korkyra Melaina, on Corcyra Nigra insula, Black Corcyra, Corcyre Noire Korcula, on the isle of Korcula
876.1 Vela Luka, on the isle of Korcula
876.2 Uvala Kneza, on the isle of Korcula
876.3 Skrivena Luka, on the isle of Lastovo
876.4 Augusta insula, Ladesta insula Ubli, in Luka Velji Lago, on the isle of Lastovo
876.5 Pasadur, in Luka Velji Lago, on the isle of Lastovo
876.6 Isle of Kopiste
876.7 Cazza Isle of Susac
876.8 Pelagusa insulae Isles of Palagruza
877 Hyllos, Hylios and Heraclea ? Orebic. As Hyllus, son of Hercules, lived here, I suggest to locate Heraclea mentionned by Scylax failing any other location in this area
878 Stagnum Ston
878.1 Luka Polace
879 Melta, Melita, Melitussa Isle of Mljet
879.1 Okuklje, on the isle of Mljet
879.2 Rijeka Dubrovacka
879.3 Gruz
880 Ragusa Vecchia, Raguse Dubrovnik
881 Epidaure Cavtat, in the axis of Dubrovnik’s airport
882 Risium, Risinium, Rhizon Risan
883 Agruvium Kotor
883.1 Bigova
884 Bouthoe Budva
885 Antibaris Bar
886 Olokenion, Olcinium, Colhis Ulcinj
886.1 Scodra, Skodra, Scutari Shkoder
887 Nympheum Shengjin, 3000 steps above Lissus
888 Lissus Lezhë, on R Drin
888.1 Akrolissos Shelbuemit
888.2 Pistum Ishmi
888.3 Albanopolis Zgerdhesh
889 Dyrrachio, Dyrrachium, ex Epidamnos, with possible ancient lighthouse Durrës, Durres
890 Petra near Kavajë
891 Apollonia Pojan, near Fier
892 Sason insula Isle of Sazan, in front of Vlora
893 Aulon, Bylliace, Palaeste? near Vlora, Valona, would be a better landing place for Cesar than the outlet of R Palasa
893.1 Thronion, Thronium Kanina, near Vlora
894 Oricum, Orikon, Oricos Orikumi, near Vlorë
894.1 Grama bay
895 Palaeste, Paleste « fairly safe shelter » ? near the outlet of R Palasa
896 Chimaira Himarë?
897 Panormos Porto Palermo
897.1 Prichhit, Pigeras
898 Onchesmos, Port of Anchise Saranda, in front of Corfu
898.1 Roman fort at Cuke
898.2 Maiandria? Karalibeu
898.3 Roman villa at Diaporit
898.4 Kalivo
899 Bouthroton, Buthroton, Buthrote, Rutharotum, Pelodes Portus Butrint, Butronte, in front of Corfu