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(Ἀἰγέαι; Aigéai). The modern Yumurtalık, a port in  Cilicia Pedias east of the mouth of the  Pyramus (Str. 14,5,18; Stadiasmus maris magni 157 f.; Ptol. 5,8,4). Despite claims of a common origin with Argus [5. 119-128], it was a Macedonian foundation [1. 53-96]; a mint since at least the reign of Antiochus [5] IV [6. 146-150]. A new era began in the autumn of 47 BC ( Eras) [47. 2-22]; oppidum liberum in Plin. HN 5,91. Consecutively or even simultaneously, A. had several imperial names or epithets; as a …

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Täuber, Hans (Vienna), “Aegeae”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 21 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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