czwartek, 20 września 2012

Roman ruins in Polače, Mljet, Croatia

Polače is the most ancient village on Mljet named after interesting Roman ruins dating from the 2nd century.
According to the legend, written in the 16th century, Mljet was a shelter to the Greek leader Agesilaus and his son Oppianos who lived in the 2nd century and wrote the Halieutica – 5 volumes about fishing. This poem supposedly pleased Caracalla (Roman emperor, the eldest son of Septimius Severus who banished Agesilaus) and permitted Oppianos and Agesilaus to return from exile. A legend refers to a palace built in Polače but there is no proof for it…

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