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Samos, from a map of Greek and Phoenician Settlements in the Mediterranean Basin about 550 B.C.

Samos, from a map of Greek and Phoenician Settlements in the Mediterranean Basin about 550 B.C.

Perry-Castañeda Library Historical Atlas by William R. Shepherd http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/
Samos is an ancient Greek island in the North Aegean Sea. Samos was famous for its Samian wine and pottery (Samian ware). It was a member of the Ionian League, described by Herodotus as comprised of Miletus, Myus, Priene, Ephesus, Colophon, Lebedus, Teos, Clazomenae, Phocaea, Chios, Erythrae, and Samos.

Rome incorporated Samos into the province of Asia in 129.

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