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(Κελαιναί; Kelainaí). Former main town of Phrygia (Liv. 38,13), later founded again as  Apamea [2] by  Antiochus [2] I (Str. 12,8,15); modern Dinar. In C. stood a palace of Xerxes (Xen. An. 1,2,9) with a  parádeisos (‘game reserve’) of Cyrus (Xen. An. 1,2,7); it is named after Celaenus, a son of Poseidon, venerated in C. because of frequent earthquakes (Str. 12,8,18; but the coins of C. depict Zeus and Dionysus Kelaineus). According to legend…

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Drew-Bear, Thomas (Lyon), “Celaenae”, 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 07 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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