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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
1242 Castrum Minerva, Port of Venus, Limen Aphrodites, Athenaion Castro
1243 Hydros, Hydruntum, Otrante Otranto
1244 Port Tarentin Rocca Vecchia
1245 San Foca
1246 Hadrianou Hormos, port of Lupiae, Miltopiae? Porto Adriano, at San Cataldo near Lecce
1247 Brindes, Brentesium, Brundisium, Bronduse Brindisi, with possibly two ancient lighthouses: on Barra island and at the entrance of the inner port
1248 Apani, near Torre Rossa
1249 Torre Guaceto
1250 Ad Speluncas Mezzaluna, near Costa Merlata
1251 Ad Decimum near Pilone
1252 Gnathia Egnazia, with several pilae
1253 Diria? Monopoli
1254 Turris Caesaris, Neapolis Polignano
1255 Arnesto, Arnestum San Vito di Polignano
1256 Turres Iulianae Mola di Bari
1257 Torre a Mare
1258 Barium Bari
1259 Natiolum Giovinazzo
1260 Respa Molfetta?
1261 Turenum Trani
1262 Barduli Barletta
1263 Aufinum, Aufidena on R Aufidus, port of the Canusites R Ofanto, near Barletta
1264 San Vito Roman villa at San Vito
1265 Salapia near Trinitapoli
1266 Auxanum Torre Carlone
1267 Masseria Cupola
1268 Coppa Nevigatta near Masseria Barretta
1269 Mascherone, near Manfredonia
1270 Sipous, Sipontum, Sipunte Manfredonia
1271 Apanestae, Apeneste Monte Saraceno, near Mattinata
1272 Roman villa at Agnuli, near Mattinata
1273 Isola dei Gabbiani, in Baia dei Campi
1274 Portus Aggasus, Port Agasus Vieste?
1275 Merinum Santa Maria di Merino
1276 Portus Garnae Rodi Garganico
1277 Hyria, Uria Piano di Carpino
1278 Roman villa at Carpino, near Cagnano Varano
1279 Roman villa at Sant’Annea
1280 Praetorium Publilianum Masseria Amorusi
1281 Ports on R Frento R Fortore
1282 Trimerus insula, one of the Diomedeae insulae San Domino, one of the Tremiti islands
1283 Isle of Pianosa (Tremiti)
1284 Arcora
1285 Cliternia Masseria Savino, at Campomarino
1286 Buca Termoli?
1287 Ports on R Trinius R Trigno
1288 Histonium, Istonium Vasto
1289 Punta La Penna
1290 Pallanum near the outlet du R Sagrus R Sangro
1291 port of Anxanum Lanciano, and its port of San Vito Chietino
1292 Orton Ortona
1293 Aternum, Ostia Aterni Pescara
1294 Matrinus, port of Hatria, Adria at the outlet of R Matrinus Atri, at the outlet of R Piomba
1295 port of Hatria, Adria Torre del Cerrano, with several pilae
1296 Castrum Novum Giulianova
1297 Castrum Truentinum, Truentum Martinsicuro, on R Tronto
1298 Cupra Maritima
1299 Castellum Firmanorum, port of Firmum Picenum, Etruscan Permu Fermo
1300 Cluana Civitanova Marche
1301 Potentia Porto Potenza
1302 Numana Numana
1303 Ancone Ancona
1304 Ad Aesim outlet of R Esino at Acona airport
1305 Sena Gallica Senigallia
1306 Montedoro di Scapezzano, near Cesano
1307 R Mataurum Ponte Metauro
1308 Fanum Fortunae Fano
1309 Pisaurum Pesaro
1310 Roman villa at San Cristoforo
1311 Ariminum, Etruscan Arimna, Harimne, on R Ariminus Rimini, on R Marecchia
1312 Ad Rubiconem Rubicon, near Villamarina
1313 Ad Novas Villalta
1314 Sabis Castiglione di Cervia
1315 Classis, home port of Classis Ravennate fleet, Etruscan Ravna Classe, naval base SE of Ravenna, with ancient lighthouse
1316 Butrium, Budrium, port of Budrio Casa Rossa, near Sant’Alberto
1317 Augusta Valle Umana, Argenta
1318 R Vatrenus, navigable R Santerno
1319 Pomposa, Etruscan Spina, at the outlet of R Padus Valpega, near Comacchio, on R Po, with possible lighthouse
1320 Sacis ad Padum Comacchio
1321 Neronia Tombe, near Lagosanto
1322 Corniculani Valle Bosco, near Codigoro
1323 Hadriani San Basilio, near Ariano nel Polesine
1324 R Padus, navigable up to Augusta Taurinorum Torino, on R Po
1325 Septem Maria Contarina, near Porto Viro
1326 Atria, Etruscan Hatria Adria
1327 Fossis Cavanella d’Adige
1328 Bruntulum, Brundulus Brondolo, South of Chioggia
1329 Edrum, Aedro, Edron, Edro portus, Ebro portus at the confluent of both R Medoacus, at Vallonga
1330 R Medoacus Minor, Meduacus Lova, near Campagna Lupia on R Bacchiglione
1331 Isola Poveglia
1332 Ad Portum Porto Menai, South of Mira
1333 R Medoacus Maior, Meduacus, Ad XII Sambruson, near Dolo on R Brenta
1334 Patavium, Etruscan Pathva Padova
1335 Ad IX Mestre
1336 Turricellum, Torcellum Isle of Torcello, in the lagoon of Venice, Venezia, Venise
1337 Constanciacum Costanziaco, near isola Torcello
1338 Amiana, Ammiana Santa Cristina
1339 Altinum Altino
1340 Port of Altinum in Scanello canal, near isola Burano
1341 Port of Altinum in Scanello canal, near Treporti
1342 Roman cistern of Canal de San Felice, at Ca’Ballarin, near Lio Piccolo
1343 Roman tower of Canal de San Felice, near Lio Piccolo, possible lighthouse
1344 Equilum Turris di Piave, Torre de Caligo, near Jesolo, with possible lighthouse
1345 Eraclia, Port on R Anassum or Anaxum Cittanova, near Eraclea
1346 Port on R Liquentia R Livenza, with outlet at Porto Santa Margherita
1347 Port on the Romatinus, Reatinus R Lemene, which passes at Portogruaro and at Concordia Sagittaria, and with an outlet at Porto di Falconera
1348 Port on R Tilaventum Maius, Apicilia R Tagliamento
1349 Port on R Tilaventum Minus Chiarisacco, near San Giorgio di Nogaro
1350 Gradus Grado
1351 Aquileia, Aquilee Aquilea
1352 Fons Timavi, Port on Lake Timavus or Timave R Timavo, with outlet at San Giovani di Duino at Monfalcone
1353 Castellum Pucinum Castello di Miramare
1354 Tergeste Trieste, near the Roman theatre
1355 Roman fort at San Rocco
1356 Port of Castrum Muglae? Punta Sottile
1357 Jernej Bay, near Ankaran
1358 Egidia, Aegida, Aegis Sermin
1359 Capris, Iustinopolis Koper, Capodistria
1360 Vilizan
1361 Roman villa at St Simon’s Bay, Izola
1362 Piranum Piran
1363 Fizine
1364 Silvium, Silvo Savudrija, Salvore Point in Istria
1365 Roman villa at Zambratija
1366 Siparis Sipar, Tiola, near Katoro
1367 Humagum Umag
1368 Roman villa at Sveti Ivan
1369 Emonia, Neapolis Novigrad
1370 Valeta, in Camp Lanterna, near Mirna
1371 Loron, Lorun Lorunu, Santa Marina, Kupanja, North of Cervar Porat
1372 Busuja, South of Cervar Porat
1373 Julia Parentium Porec
1374 Uvala Mulandarija, Molindrio
1375 Sorna
1376 Ruginium Rovinj, Rovigno
1377 Roman villa at Barbariga
1378 Roman villa at Dragonera, near Peroj
1379 Val Catena, on Pullariae insulae, Cissa, Baphium Cissensis? Roman villa in bay of Verige, on the isles of Brioni, Brijuni
1380 Castrum, Laecanius’ estate Fazana, Roman villa with amphora kiln, on the isles of Brioni, Brijuni
1381 Pola Pula
1382 Luka Veruda
1383 Soline, in Uvala Kanalic
1384 Roman villa at Vizula, near Medulin
1385 Mutila Medulin
1386 Nesactium Nezakcij
1387 Uvala Tunarica, in Zaljev Rasa
1388 R Arsia R Rasa
1389 Port of Albona, Alvona Rabac, near Labin
1390 Flanona Plomin
1391 Lauriana Lovran
1392 Tarsatica Trsat at Rijeka
1393 Raparia Bakar
1394 Kraljevica
1395 Jadranovo, in Uvala Percin
1396 Ad Turres Crikvenica
1397 Fulfinium, Fertinium, on Curycta insula Omisalj, on the isle of Krk
1398 Zaton Soline, on the isle of Krk
1399 Vrbnik, on the isle of Krk
1400 Mala Luka, on the isle of Krk
1401 Bay of Kosljun, Puntarska Draga, on the isle of Krk
1402 Curicum on R Titius, on Curycta insula Krk, on the isle of Krk
1403 Senia Senj
1404 Lopsica Sveti Juraj
1405 Crexa, Crepsa, on Apsyrta insula Cres, on the isle of Cres
1406 Punta Kriza, in Uvala  Ul, on the isle of Cres
1407 Apsarus, on Apsyrta insula Osor, on the isle of Cres
1408 Arba, on Arba insula Rab, on the isle of Rab
1409 Port of Ortoplinia, Ortopla Stinica
1410 Apsoros, Apsirtis insula, Apsyrtides insulae Isles of Cres and Losinj
1411 Luka Krivica, on the isle of Losinj
1412 Portunata, Navalia, on the isle of Cissa Novalja, on the isle of Pag
1413 Cissa, on the isle of Cissa Caska, on the isle of Pag
1414 Simuni, on the isle of Pag
1415 Vegium Karlobag
1416 Uvala Lukovo-Sugarje
1417 Argyruntum Starigrad
1418 Corinium Karin
1419 Uvala Jasenova
1420 Aenona, Nona Nin, near Zaton
1421 Zaton
1422 Prolaz Zapuntel, on Molat island
1423 Uvala Soline, in Luka Soliscica on Dugi island
1424 Diadora, Iader Zadar
1425 Lissa insulae, Celadussae insulae Muline, on Ugljan island
1426 Lissa insulae, Celadussae insulae Preko, on Ugljan island
1427 Lissa insulae, Celadussae insulae Kukljica, on Ugljan island
1428 Uvala Soline, on Iz island
1429 Luka Telascica, on Dugi island
1430 Lissa insulae Uvala Soline, on Pasman island
1431 Sukosan
1432 Port of Nedinum and Blandona? near Biograd?
1433 Uvala Lavsa, on Lavsa island
1434 Pakostane
1435 Uvala Vela Luka
1436 Collentum, on Colentum insula Hramina, on Murter island
1437 Betina, on Murter island
1438 Jezera, on Murter island
1439 Rasline
1440 R Guduca
1441 Uvala Beretusa
1442 Proteras insula Prvic Luka, on the isle of Prvic
1443 Scardona Skradin
1444 Sibenik
1445 Jadrtovac
1446 Banovci, in Luka Grebastica
1447 Kremik Marina
1448 Rogoznica
1449 Tariona insula Luka Drvenik, on the isle of Drvenik Veli
1450 Tragurium Trogir
1451 Solentia insula, Olynta insula Uvala Sesula, on the isle of Solta
1452 Gornja Polja, on the isle of Solta
1453 Siculi Resnik, near the airport of Split
1454 Salonae, Salone Solin, near Split
1455 Ad Dianam Split-Marjan
1456 Spalatum Split
1457 Epetium, Epetion Stobrec, near Split
1458 Pituntium Podstrana
1459 Oneum, Almo Omis
1460 Diskelados, Brattia insula Spilja Kopacina, on the isle of Brac
1461 Quarry at Splitska, on the isle of Brac
1462 Lovrecina, on the isle of Brac
1463 Uvala Luka, on the isle of Brac
1464 Povlja, on the isle of Brac
1465 Uvala Rasotica, on the isle of Brac
1466 Milna, on the isle of Brac
1467 Bobovisca, on the isle of Brac
1468 Muccurum, Aronia Makarska
1469 Laurento Tucepi
1470 Pharos,  Pharus, on Pharos insula Stari Grad, on the isle of Hvar
1471 Hvar, on the isle of Hvar
1472 Uvala Vira, on the isle of Hvar
1473 Luka Tiha, on the isle of Hvar
1474 isle of Sveti Klement
1475 Issa, on Issa, Lissa insula Vis, on the isle of Vis
1476 Krajicina Spilja, on the isle of Vis
1477 Isle of Bisevo
1478 Isle of Svetac
1479 Tauris, Taurida probably Isle of Scedro, near Hvar, but might also be the Isle of Sipan near Dubrovnik
1480 Biston? Gradac
1481 Ploce
1482 Blace
1483 Narona on R Naronos, near the ‘Great Lake’ Vid, near Metkovic on R Neretva, near Hutovo Blato lake
1484 Roman villa at Visici
1485 Roman villa at Mogorjelo
1486 Ad Turres Tasovcici
1487 Mali Ston
1488 Uvala Luka, near Loviste
1489 Korkyra Melaina,  on Corcyra Nigra insula, Black Corcyra, Corcyre Noire Korcula, on the isle of Korcula
1490 Vela Luka, on the isle of Korcula
1491 Uvala Kneza, on the isle of Korcula
1492 Skrivena Luka, on the isle of Lastovo
1493 Augusta insula, Ladesta insula Ubli, in Luka Velji Lago, on the isle of Lastovo
1494 Pasadur, in Luka Velji Lago, on the isle of Lastovo
1495 Isle of Kopiste
1496 Cazza Isle of Susac
1497 Diomedeae, Pelagusa insulae Isles of Palagruza
1498 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
1499 Stagnum Ston
1500 Luka Polace
1501 Melta, Melita, Melitussa Isle of Mljet
1502 Okuklje, on the isle of Mljet
1503 Rijeka Dubrovacka
1504 Gruz
1505 Ragusa Vecchia, Raguse Dubrovnik
1506 Epidauros Cavtat, in the axis of Dubrovnik’s airport
1507 Risium, Risinium, Rhizon Risan
1508 Agruvium Kotor, Cattaro
1509 Bigova
1510 Bouthoe Budva
1511 Antibaris Bar
1512 Olokenion, Olcinium, Colhis Ulcinj
1513 Scodra, Skodra, Scutari Shkoder
1514 Nympheum Shengjin, 3000 steps above Lissus
1515 Lissus Lezhe, on R Drin
1516 Akrolissos Shelbuemit
1517 Pistum Ishmi
1518 Albanopolis Zgerdhesh
1519 Dyrrachio, Dyrrachium, archaïc Epidamnos Durres, Durres, with possible ancient lighthouse
1520 Petra near Kavaje
1521 Apollonia, Gylaceia, on R Aous Pojan, on R Vjose, near Fier
1522 Sason insula Isle of Sazan, in front of Vlora
1523 Aulon, Bylliace, Palaeste? near Vlora, Valona, would be a better landing place for Cesar than the outlet of R Palasa
1524 Thronion, Thronium Kanina, near Vlora
1525 Oricum, Orikon, Oricos, Orikumi, near Vlore
1526 Grammata, Grama bay
1527 Palaeste, Paleste « fairly safe shelter » ? near the outlet of R Palasa
1528 Chimaira Himare?
1529 Panormos Porto Palermo
1530 Prichhit, Pigeras
1531 Onchesmos, Port of Anchise Saranda, in front of Corfu
1532 Roman fort at Cuke
1533 Maiandria? Karalibeu
1534 Roman villa at Diaporit
1535 Kalivo
1536 Bouthroton, Buthroton, Buthrote, Rutharotum, Pelodes portus Butrint, Butronte, in front of Corfu