Aikai overview
Other name(s) Aecae
Modern name(s) Troia
Region Mediterranean
Section Italia
Latitude 41.36100612 N suggest info
Longitude 15.308221 E
Status Accurate location
Info According to legend, Aecae was founded by the Greek hero Diomedes, who had destroyed the ancient Troy.

Aecae was mentioned both by Polybius and Livy, during the military operations of Hannibal and Fabius Maximus in Apulia. In common with many other Apulian cities it had joined the Carthaginians after the battle of Cannae, but was recovered by Fabius Maximus in 214 BCE, though not without a regular siege. Pliny also enumerates the Aecani among the inland towns of Apulia; but its position is more clearly determined by the Itineraries, which place it on the Appian Way between Equus Tuticus and Herdonia, at a distance of 18 or 19 miles from the latter city. This interval exactly accords with the position of the modern city of Troia, and confirms the statements of several chroniclers of the Middle Ages, that the latter was founded about the beginning of the eleventh century, on the ruins of the ancient Aecae.
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41.361006, 15.308221 === 41.361006 N, 15.308221 E === 41° 21' 39.6" N, 15° 18' 29.6" E
Nearest sites Herdoniae, Herdonia, Herdonea, Ardoneae, Ordona, circa 26.8 km (16.7 mi) east
Akudunniad, Erdonea, Aquilonia, Cedogna, Lacedonia, circa 43.8 km (27.2 mi) south-east
Cairano, circa 52 km (32.3 mi) south
Larinum, Larino, circa 59.2 km (36.8 mi) north-west
Nuvlana, Nola, circa 81.6 km (50.7 mi) south-west
Suessula, circa 86.6 km (53.8 mi) west
Vesuvius mons, Ouesouion, circa 95 km (59 mi) south-west
Herculanaeum, Ercolaneo, circa 101.5 km (63 mi) south-west
Teanum Sidicinum, Teano, circa 103.9 km (64.6 mi) west
Poseidonia, Paestum, circa 107.6 km (66.9 mi) south
Parthenope, Palaeopolis, circa 106.7 km (66.3 mi) south-west
Pulo di Molfetta, circa 107.5 km (66.8 mi) east
Respa, Molfetta, circa 109.2 km (67.9 mi) east
Roccamonfina, circa 111.9 km (69.5 mi) west
Phlegraei campi, Phlegraean Fields, circa 116 km (72.1 mi) south-west
Invinias, circa 117 km (72.7 mi) south-west
Portus Iulius, circa 117.6 km (73.1 mi) south-west
Kyme, Cumae, Cuma, circa 119.3 km (74.1 mi) west
Kyme acropolis, Cumae, Cuma, circa 119.7 km (74.4 mi) west
Parthenope, Neapolis, Napoli, circa 104.6 km (65 mi) south-west
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Database ID 8078, created 8 Apr 2012, 22:33, Last changed 8 Apr 2012, 22:33