A town in the district of the Edonoi, about 12 km N of Amphipolis on the NE side of the Angites river plain. Here the Athenian colonists from Amphipolis were besieged and massacred by the Thracians in 465 B.C. Though lacking ancient remains, modern Sdravik now seems generally accepted as the location of Drabeskos, while Daravescus of the Roman period is identified with Drama farther to the NE.
Thuc. 4.102; W. M. Leake, Nor. Gr. (1835) III 183; S. Casson, Macedonia, Thrace and Illyria (1926) 45f; P. Collart, Philippes (1937) 66f, 507.
NA , The Princeton encyclopedia of classical sites (Trustees of Tufts University, Princeton, N.J.) [word count] [princeton4].