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Anazarbus
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(Ἀνάζαρβος; Anázarbos). Town on the middle  Pyramus in  Cilicia Pedias (ruins near the modern Dilekkaya). Possibly named after the castle mountain (Ptol. 5,8,7), the location of the actual town; according to Amm. Marc. 14,8,3 and Steph. Byz. s. v. A., the town was named after its founder of the same name. In the 1st cent. BC, A. was for a time ruled by the Roman client king Tarcondimotus [3. 162]; after he was killed in the battle of  Actium (31 BC), it was co…

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Sayar, Mustafa H. (Cologne), “Anazarbus”, 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 26 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e120710>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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