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Coracesium
(100 words)

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(Κορακήσιον; Korákésion). City in Cilicia Trachea (Plin. HN 5,93; Ptol. 5,5,3; Stadiasmus maris magni 207; Hierocles, Synekdemos 682,8), in Byzantine times Καλὸν ὄρος/Kalón óros (also Candeloro i.a.), today's Alânya. Scyl. 101 referred to C. as pólis. The city resisted Antiochus III in 197 BC (Liv. 33,20,4f.) and served Diodotus Tryphon, the Seleucid rebel, as a basis against Antioch VII (Str. 14,5,2). According to Plut. Pompey 28,1, the Cilician pirates were defeated in a naval battle near C. (a different account:…

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Tomaschitz, Kurt (Vienna), “Coracesium”, 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 18 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e620010>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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