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The Thesproter or Thesproten were the ancient inhabitants of the northern Greek landscape of Thesprotien . Along with the Molossians and Chaonians, they were one of the three important tribes of ancient Epirus . Homer already described the Thesproters in the Odyssey as a seafaring people under the rule of King Pheidon . The most important city of the ancient Thesprotias was Ephyra , which had a very famous oracle for the dead ( necromantion ).

Epirus in ancient times

The Greek prefecture of Thesprotia is roughly in the area of ​​ancient Thesprotia .

Individual evidence

  1. Homer, Odyssey 14.315ff.