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Administrative Region : Central Macedonia
Regional unit : Serres

Gazoros or Gazorus (Greek: Γάζωρος) was a town mentioned by Ptolemy to be in the region of Edonis or Odomantike.[1] Later in the 4th century BC, it was annexed to the Macedonian kingdom and made a polis[2][3] under Phillip II of Macedon or the Antigonids.[4] Artemis Gazoria or Gazoreitis was worshiped all over the region till Roman times. Gazoros is currently located in Greece[5] 3 km to the east of the modern village with the same name.[6] The modern town Gazoros is part of the municipality Nea Zichni, in the Serres regional unit.


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Gazoros is a village , earlier known as Porna, it was renamed in the year 1926 after an acient city in the region. The village was attacked by Bulgarians in the period 1916/8.

References

^ Classical philology, Tomes 42-43 by JSTOR (Organization),University of Chicago Press. Journals Division,1947,page 94,
^ Supplementum epigraphicum graecum [SEG], Τόμος 32 by H. W. Pleket,R. S. Stroud,page 187,inscriptions from this place which show that Gazoros was an independent polis
^ Ancient Greek Laws: A Sourcebook by Il Arnaoutoglou,1998,page 56 &Glossary
^ An inventory of archaic and classical poleis,page 857
^ Barrington atlas of the Greek and Roman world, Τόμοι 1-2 by Richard J. A. Talbert,2000,ISBN-0691049459,page 753
^ Macedonian institutions under the kings by Miltiadēs B. Hatzopoulos,page 51,at the site of ancient Gazoros, 3 km to the east of the modern village of that name

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