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Aspendus
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(Ἄσπενδος; Áspendos). Town in  Pamphylia (modern Belkis) on the table mountain by the  Eurymedon (modern Köprü Cayı). The name of Koprü Cayı on coins dating from the 5th and 4th cents. BC is a possible indication of a Hittite foundation by King Asitawandia at the end of the 8th cent. BC. According to Greek tradition, it was founded by Argive settlers (Str. 14,4,2) in the 12th cent. BC (cf. Hdt. 7,91). First mentioned in Scyl. 101, a…

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Martini, Wolfram (Gießen), “Aspendus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider. Consulted online on 25 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e204130>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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