(Ἀλήϊον πεδίον; Alḗïon pedíon). Fertile, well-irrigated flatland in Cilicia Pedias with trees of all types, grapevines, sesame and grain (Xen. An. 1,2,22), according to Eust. Commentary on Dionys. Per. (GGM 2,370) between Cydnus and Pinarus (likely what is meant here is the Pyramus), today Çukurova, with Adana as the centre; rich cotton production.
According to legend it was here that Bellerophon fell from Pegasus (Dionys. Per. 871 f.).
A. Erzen, Kilikien bis zum E. der Perserherrschaft, 1940, 14 f.
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Hild, Friedrich (Vienna),
“Aleion Pedion”, 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 20 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e113550>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510