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Aphrodite or Venus
Goddess of love, beauty and sexuality. Daughter of Zeus and Dione or, in other traditions, of Uranus. Symbols include the dove.
|Kassope was an ancient Greek city inwhich occupied a magnificent and remote site on a high platform overlooking the sea, the Ambracian Gulf and the fertile lands to the south, and with the slopes of the Zalongo mountain to the . The ruins are one of the best remaining examples of a city built on a rectilinear street grid of a Hippodamian plan in . The city was founded in the middle of the 4th century B.C. as the capital of the Kassopaeans, a sub-tribe of the Thesprotians. It belonged to the Aetolian League and is mentioned in the war between Cassander and Alcetas II of in 312 B.C. The city flourished in the 3rd century B.C., when large public buildings were built. It was destroyed by Roman forces in 168 - 167 B.C. and abandoned in 31 B.C. when the remaining inhabitants resettled to Nikopolis the region’s new capital. Visible remains include the Cyclopean walls, an , a theater, and the prytaneion.|