[1] [2] He was the eponymous founder of the Molossians , [2] [3] an ancient Greek tribe that inhabited the region of Epirus located in northwestern Greece . This is where the canine breed Molossoid, native to Greece, received its name. [42] The list which was compiled in 360 BC includes the sacred envoys (members of the ruling family of each tribe or subtribe) of the Molossians, Kassopeans, Chaonians and Thesprotians. [3], https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Molossus_(son_of_Neoptolemus)&oldid=910072093, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 9 August 2019, at 13:40. According to Strabo, the Molossians, along with the Chaonians and Thesprotians, were the most famous among the fourteen tribes of Epirus, who once ruled over the whole region. [27] The plague of 174 BC caused a great reduction of available labor in Italy, which was supplied almost exclusively by slave labor. [3] On their northern frontier, they neighbored the Chaonians and on their southern frontier neighbored the kingdom of the Thesprotians. aksominiai šikšnosparniai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas gentis apibrėžtis Gentyje 6 rūšys. In the following years, slave-hunting became a central feature of Roman campaigns. pes dictus est ab eius patriae saltatione, vel quod eô metri genere odas in templo Iovis ad laudem canere con sueverint, in memoriam Molossi filii Pyrrhi, et Andromaches, vel, ut alii volunt, quod Molossi, i. e. Thessali ad bellum procedentes,… [20][23], In 330 BC, upon Alexander the Molossian's death, the term "Epirus" appears as a single political unit in the ancient Greek records for the first time, under the leadership of the Molossian dynasty. ", Strabo records that the Thesprotians, Molossians and Macedonians referred to old men as pelioi (πελιοί) and old women as peliai (πελιαί) (