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Castabala
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(Καστάβαλα; Kastábala). Situated on the north-eastern edge of the Cilician plain near  Karatepe, C. was a cult centre of Artemis  Perasia (Str. 12,2,7; [2]; the goddess Kubaba ( Cybele) of Kaštabalay is already mentioned in an Aramaic text of the 5th/4th cents. [1]). From the time of Antiochus [6] IV, C. was a polis, bearing the name of Hierapolis (coins). From about 63 BC-AD 17, it was probably the seat of a dynasty of client kings (Tarkondimotos). Roman buildings: theatre, stadium, c…

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Täuber, Hans (Vienna), “Castabala”, 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 14 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e610230>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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