(Γαρσάουρα, Γαρσαύιρα; Garsáoura, Garsaúira). Main town of the Cappadocian strategia Garsauritis, modern Aksaray; refounded by Archelaus  as Archelais (later colonia Claudia Augusta; in Str. 12,2,6 called κωμόπολις). From AD 325 to the 14th cent. attested as a bishopric. The original name was preserved (in the Seljuq period Aqsarā).
Mitchell 1, 95f.
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Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt),
“Garsaura, Garsauira”, 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 29 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e419100>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510