Arba, Greece


Arba, Greece

Arba (Greek: Άρβα, Modern Transliteraion: "Arva"), also with the first a accented was an ancient city in northern Achaea (now commonly Achaia and a prefecture) in Greece. [ [http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?lookup=Paus.+7.18.1 Pausanias, Description of Greece,Achaia] ,"Such was the genealogy of Patreus. In course of time the people of Patrae on their own account crossed into Aetolia; they did this out of friendship for the Aetolians, to help them in their war with the Gauls, and no other Achaeans joined them. But suffering unspeakable disasters in the fighting, and most of them being also crushed by poverty, all with the exception of a few left Patrae, and scattered, owing to their love of agriculture, up and down the country, dwelling in, besides Patrae, the following towns: Mesatis, Antheia, Bolina, Argyra and Arba."]

The city was mentioned in Pausanias in "Achaica" which does not hace the location, it is believed that it is a mountains area and is located around the modern municipality of Erineos. According to Pausanias, it was located between the ancient cities of Bolina and Argyra.

It is in the area of the municipality of Erineos today and has a village with the name Arvena which is believed that is named after this ancient city of Arba. According to Plinthion, its name is of Illyrian origin. [Stefanos Thomopoulos, "Istoria tis poleos ton Patron apo tin archaiotation chronon mehri tou 1821" ("Ιστορία της πόλεως των Πατρών απο των αρχαιοτάτων χρόνων μέχρι του 1821" = "History of the Cities in Patras From the Ancient Era to 1821"), Volume I, Achaikes Publishers, Patras 1998, ISBN 9607960084] .

References

External links

* [http://www.gtp.gr/LocPage.asp?id=65425 Arva at the GTP Travel Pages]


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