Sites & cities that bear the name of Dimale


Today in : Albania
First trace of activity : ca. 5th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 1st century C.E
Recorded names : Dimallas, Διμάλλας, Διμάλλον, Διμάλη, Dimallum , Dymale

Description : Dimale or Dimallum was a town in southern Illyria in classical antiquity which was situated in the vicinity or within the territory of the Parthini, an Illyrian tribe. It was built on a hill of 450 m above sea level, in the hinterland of Apollonia, about 30 km from the eastern coast of the Adriatic. It is located in today Krotinë, Berat County, Albania. The Illyrian settlement was fortified in the 4th century BC. The town experienced its climax in the Hellenistic period between the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC, during a phase marked by intense urban planning, including the construction of a new city wall and the building of a theater. Manufacturing and materials seem to witness an intense exchange with nearby Apollonia. The fortified town of Dimale was regarded as impenetrable by Illyrians. It was involved in the Second Roman-Illyrian War and the First Roman-Macedonian War.

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