ADRAMYTTIUM

(Ἀδραμύττιον; in the NT only the adjective Ἀδραμυττηνός [Ac 27:2] is found; WH Ἀδραμυτηνός).—This flourishing seaport of Mysia was situated at the head of the Adramyttian Gulf, opposite the island of Lesbos, in the shelter of the southern side of Mt. Ida, after which the Gulf was also called the ‘Idæan.’

Its name and origin were probably Phœnician, but describes it as ‘a city founded by a colony of Athenians, with a harbour and roadstead’ (xiii. i. 51). Rising to importance under the Attalids, it became the metropolis of the N.W. district of the province of , and the head of a conventus juridicus. Though it passed the coast-road which connected Ephesus with and the Hellespont, while an highway linked it with Pergamos.

It was in ‘a ship of Adramyttium’—larger than a mere coasting vessel—probably making for her own port, that St. and St. sailed from Cæsarea by and under the (to the east) of to in , where they joined a corn-ship of bound for (Ac 27:2–6). The modern town of Edremid, which inherits the name and much of the of Adramyttium, is 5 miles from the coast.

.—-Howson, St. Paul, 1877, ii. 381f.; J. , and Shipwreck of St. Paul4, 1880, p. 62ff.; W. M. , St. Paul the Traveller and the Raman Citizen, 1895, p. 316.

Strahan.

WH -Hort’s Testament.

Strahan, J. (1916-1918). Adramyttium. In J. Hastings (Ed.), Dictionary of the (2 Vols.) (J. Hastings, Ed.) (1:43). : Charles Scribner’s Sons.

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