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Alexandropolis ( Ancient Greek: Ἀλεξανδρόπολις, romanizedAlexandrόpolis, lit.'Alexander's city') [1] in the Thracian region of Maedians, was the first town founded by Alexander the Great after he defeated a local Thracian tribe as a regent ( Ancient Greek: epitropos) of Macedon in 340 BC. [2] Its name was chosen by analogy with Philippopolis, the town of Thrace founded by Alexander's father, Philip II. He expelled the locals and settled a mixed population. The location of Alexandropolis is unknown, suggesting that a Thracian raid may have caused its disappearance from history (See Zopyrion). Tarn claims Alexandropolis was a military colony rather than a polis. [3]

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  1. ^ Plutarch, Alexander, 9
  2. ^ Conquest and empire By A. B. Bosworth Page 246 ISBN  0-521-40679-X
  3. ^ The Hellenistic settlements in Europe, the islands, and Asia Minor By Getzel M. Cohen Page 82 ISBN  0-520-08329-6

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