Ancient Greek Submitted Place Names

These names were used in ancient Greece. See also about Ancient Greek names.
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ABAE (Settlement) Ancient Greek
ALPEIS Ἄλπεις (Mountain) Ancient Greek, Greek
Ancient Greek and modern Greek form of Alps.
ARABIA Ἀραβία (Political Subdivision & Region) Ancient Greek, Ancient Roman, Basque, English, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish
Of Semitic origin, but the precise meaning is uncertain, as the root word has many possible meanings in the Semitic languages.... [more]
CARIA (Region) Ancient Greek
Caria was an ancient province near the Aegean Sea in Asia Minor.
CARPATHUS (Island) Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of KARPATHOS.
CHORASMIA Χορασμία (Region & Political Subdivision) Ancient Greek, Ancient Roman, English, Greek
Ancient Greek and Ancient Roman name for the region of Khwarazm in Central Asia. It was named after the Chorasmians, a local Iranian tribe who were known as Χωράσμιοι (Chorasmioi) to the Greeks and as Chorasmii to the Romans.... [more]
EPHESUS Ἔφεσος (Settlement) Ancient Greek, Turkish, Hittite
"Overseer", tho it may just be folk-etymology
EUROPE Εὐρώπη (Region) Ancient Greek, English, French, Scots
From EUROPA, the name of a Phoenician princess, whose name is derived from a Latinization of Greek Εὐρώπη (Europe) meaning "wide face"... [more]
HYPEROXIANE Ὑπερωξιανή (Region) Ancient Greek
Means "beyond the river Oxus", derived from Greek ὑπέρ (hyper) meaning "over, above, beyond" combined with the Greek noun Ὦξος (Oxos) meaning "Oxus"... [more]
ICARIA Ικάρος (Island) Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
The island where Icarus, son of Dedalus, was buried. Dedalus gave the island the name in his honor.
ISTER (River) Ancient Greek (Latinized), Ancient Roman
Latinized form of ISTROS. The Romans used this as an alternative name for the DANUBE river, which was primarily known to them under the name DANUBIUS.
ISTROS Ἴστρος (Island & River) Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name for the Greek island of Gyali as well as for the lower section of the DANUBE river. In the case of the latter, the name is a loanword from either Dacian or Thracian... [more]
KARPATHOS Κάρπαθος (Island) Ancient Greek, Greek
The second largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands, located between Crete and Rhodes.
KAUKASOS Καύκασος (Mountain) Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of CAUCASUS.
LOULON Λοῦλον (Other) Ancient Greek (Rare, Archaic)
Loulon (Greek: Λοῦλον), in Arabic known as Lu'lu'a (Arabic: لولوة‎), was a fortress near the modern village of Hasangazi in Turkey.... [more]
MACEDONIA (Region) Ancient Greek (Latinized), English, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish
Derived from Greek Μακεδονία (Makedonia), which is the name of an ancient kingdom and region that was named after the ancient Macedonian people. In turn, their name is derived from ancient Greek μακεδνός (makednós) meaning "tall, taper".
MACHELONIA Μαχελονία (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Ancient Greek, English, Italian
Derived from Μαχελονία (Machelonia), the ancient Greek name for a region and satrapy of the Sasanian Empire. It was named after the Colchian (i.e. Kartvelian) tribe that lived there, who were known to the ancient Greeks as the Μαχελῶνες (Machelones) or the Μαχελονοι (Machelonoi)... [more]
PHOENICE Φοινίκη (Settlement) Ancient Greek
Phoenice or Phoenike was an ancient Greek city in Epirus and capital of the Chaonians.45 It was also the location of the Treaty of Phoenice which ended the First Macedonian War,6 as well as one of the wealthiest cities in Epirus until the Roman conquest.... [more]
SERDICA Σερδική (Settlement) Ancient Greek
Latin and Ancient Greek name for the Bulgarian city now known as SOFIA. Named after the Celtic tribe Serdi.
SIKELIA Σικελία (Island & Political Subdivision) Ancient Greek, Greek
Ancient Greek and modern Greek form of SICILY.
SPARTA Σπάρτη (Settlement) English, Czech, Danish, Finnish, German, Icelandic, Manx, Polish, Ancient Greek, Ancient Roman, History
From Doric Greek Σπάρτα (Sparta) and Attic Greek Σπάρτη (Spartē), which is of uncertain origin but possibly derived from σπάρτον (sparton) meaning "rope, cable" - a reference to the cords laid as the city’s foundation boundaries, though this could be just a folk etymology.... [more]
TIRINTHA (Settlement) Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name of Tyrins.
TYRAS Τύρας (River) Ancient Greek
Derived from Scythian tūra meaning "quick, rapid, strong". This is the ancient Greek name for the DNIESTER river, which is known as DNEISTEROS in modern Greek.
VESUVIUS Ὓσου υἱός (Mountain) Ancient Greek, Ancient Roman
There are three theories about the origin of the name Vesuvius:... [more]
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