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Pydna-Kolindros (Municipality, Greece)


Last modified: 2014-11-15 by ivan sache
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Presentation of Pydna-Kolindros

The municipality of Pydna-Kolindros (15,179 inhabitants in 2011; 34,120 ha) was formed in the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the former municipalities of Alginio (Αιγίνιον, 4,345 inh.), Kolindros (Κολινδρός, 3,883 inh.), Methoni (Μεθώνη, 3,169 inh.), and Pydna (Πύδνα, 3,258 inh.).

Olivier Touzeau, 21 May 2014

Former municipality of Pydna


Flag of Pydna - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 13 June 2014

Pydna was already a part of the Macedonian kingdom under Alexander I. It was unsuccessfully besieged by the Athenians in 432 BC and again, after seceding from the Macedonian kingdom, in 410 BC by Archelaus I who successfully captured the city and transferred its population further inland; the old site was re-peopled in the early 4th century. The Athenians, under Timotheus, seized Pydna in 364-363 BC, and it was retaken in 357 BC by Philip II of Macedon. It remained a part of the kingdom of Macedonia until its Roman conquest. In 317 BC, Alexander III's mother, Olympias took refuge there to escape from Cassander's wrath, incurred by Olympias' scheming against Phillip III and his wife. Cassander besieged the city and managed to capture it during the spring of 316 BC.
The Battle of Pydna (June 22, 168 BC), in which the Roman general Aemilius Paulus defeated King Perseus, ended the reign of the Antigonid dynasty.

The flag of Pydna (Kokkonis website) was burgundy red with the municipal emblem in the middle.

Olivier Touzeau, 13 June 2014

Former municipality of Methoni


Flag of Methoni - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 21 May 2014

Methoni has been well known as an important harbor closely affiliated with the Athenian Alliance. The port infrastructures appear to have been disconnected from the rest of the city: it seems that they had been seized by the powerful city of Athens, in order to leave Methoni a degree of commercial autonomy with regards to the Kingdom of Macedon which was in full development at the time. The city was seized and then destructed by Philip II's armies during the summer of 354 BC. During the siege, Philip II lost an eye.

The flag of Methoni (Kokkonis website) was blue with the municipal emblem, including a map of Methoni.

Olivier Touzeau, 21 May 2014