Apollonia ăpəlō´nēə [key] [Gr.,=of Apollo], name of several ancient Greek towns. The most important was a port in Illyria on the Adriatic. It was founded by Corinthians and was later a Greek and a Roman intellectual center. Julius Caesar used it as a base. Octavian (later Augustus ) received news of Julius Caesar's death while stationed at Apollonia. Among the other towns of this name, there was one in Thrace on the Aegean (a town famous for a large statue of Apollo), one in N Sicily, and another in Chalcidice (Khalkidhikí).
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