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(Κολυβρασσός; Kolybrassós). Polis in Cilicia Trachea (Ptol. 5,5,8: Κολοβρασσός; Hierocles, Synekdemos 682,11: Ὀλυβρασóς), on the basis of epigraphical evidence today's Ayasofya, 19 km to the north-east of Coracesium [1. 30f.]. City settlement with bouleuterion (?), temples, churches and military structures [2. 9f. (with a sketch map)].


1 K. Tomaschitz, Unpublizierte Inschr. Westkilikiens aus dem Nachlaß T.B. Mitfords, 1998

2 G. E. Bean, T. B. Mitford, Journeys in Rough Cilicia 1962 and 1963, 1965.

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Tomaschitz, Kurt (Vienna), “Colybrassus”, 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 19 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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