Cerinthus (Euboea)

Cerinthus or Kerinthos (Ancient Greek: Κήρινθος) was a town upon the northeastern coast of ancient Euboea, and near the small river Budorus, said to have been founded by the Athenian Cothus. It is mentioned by Homer in the Catalogue of Ships in the Iliad.[1] It was still extant in the time of Strabo, who speaks of it as a small place.[2][3][4][5][6]

Its site is located near the modern village of Kria Vrisi, Ag. Ilias.[7][8]


  1. ^ Homer. Iliad. 2.538.
  2. ^ Strabo. Geographica. x. p.446. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  3. ^ Scymn. Ch. 576
  4. ^ Apollonius of Rhodes. Argonautica. 1.79.
  5. ^ Ptolemy. The Geography. 3.1, 5.25.
  6. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. 4.12.21.
  7. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  8. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 55, and directory notes accompanying.

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Cerinthus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 38°50′03″N 23°28′39″E / 38.8343°N 23.4775°E / 38.8343; 23.4775