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Thuria or Thouria was a town of ancient Messenia, situated in the eastern part of the southern Messenian plain, upon the river Aris, and at the distance of 80 stadia from Pharae, which was about a mile from the coast. It was generally identified with the Homeric Antheia, though others supposed it to be Aepeia. It must have been a place of considerable importance, since the distant Messenian Gulf was even named after it. It was also one of the chief towns of the Lacedaemonian Perioeci after the subjugation of Messenia; and it was here that the Third Messenian War took its rise in 464 BCE. On the restoration of the Messenians by Epaminondas, Thuria, like the other towns in the country, was dependent upon the newly-founded capital Messene; but after the capture of that city by the Achaeans in 182 BCE, Thuria, Pharae, and Abia joined the Achaean League as independent members. Thuria was annexed to Laconia by Augustus; but it was restored to Messenia by Tiberius.

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Thouria, Messenia Place in Greece

Thouria is a village and a former municipality in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Kalamata, of which it is a municipal unit. The municipal unit has an area of 76.922 km2. Its population in 2011 was 2,721. It takes its name from the ancient town of Thuria.

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Antheia was a town in ancient Messenia, mentioned in the Iliad by Homer, who gives it the epithet Βαθυγείμων. Homer says it was located in the high meadows between Pherae and Aipeia, and lists it as one of the towns with which Agamemnon wished to make atonement to Achilles. It was supposed by later writers to be the same as Thuria, though some identified it with Asine.

Aepeia or Aipeia was a town of ancient Messenia. It is mentioned by Homer in the Iliad as one of the seven Messenian towns, offered by Agamemnon to Achilles. It is supposed by Strabo to be the same as Thuria, and by Pausanias the same as Corone.