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Pátrai / Patras

facts in brief

Part of  Frederick de Wit map, ~1680
Part of Frederick de Wit map, ~1680

Facts in brief:

One of largest ports in Greece; by legend, founded with confederation of 3 villages; was one of the 12 cities of Achaea; prospered under Romans beginning with Augustus, declined after 3rd cen. CE; said to be site of martyrdom of St. Andrew.

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