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Potidaia, alternatively Potidaea (Ancient Greek: Ποτίδαια, Ποτείδαια) was a polis of ancient Greece, located on the westernmost shore of the Triple Peninsula of Chalkidike region of Makedonia.

Founded as a colony by Korinth to make trade easier in Makedonia, Potidaia sought the help of Sparta and Korinth against Athens and their excessive demands, leading to a siege by Athens in 430 BCE. This battle served as a catalyst for the Peloponnesian War.[1]

After receiving a letter requesting the help of the 'Eagle Bearer' in 429 BCE, the misthios Kassandra came to Potidaia only to see it burning, the citizens slain or captured.[2] She later learned that a mercenary called Gaia the Fist also haunted the village and its surroundings.[3]




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