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This page is part of the "tools" section of a site, Plato and his dialogues, dedicated to developing a new interpretation of Plato's dialogues. The "tools" section provides historical and geographical context (chronology, maps, entries on characters and locations) for Socrates, Plato and their time. By clicking on the minimap at the beginning of the entry, you can go to a full size map in which the city or location appears. For more information on the structure of entries and links available from them, read the notice at the beginning of the index of persons and locations.
Capital of the kingdom of Macedon (area
During the reign of Archelaus (who was assassinated in 399), Pella became a brilliant place which attracted many talented artists, such as the tragic poets Euripides, who died there in 406, and Agathon (the supposed host of the gathering staged in Plato's Symposium).