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Ipsus
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(Ἴψος; Ípsos). Town near the Turkish village of Çayırbağı (formerly Sipsin, retaining its ancient name) near Afyon in central Phrygia. Famous as the site of the battle in 301 BC in which  Lysimachus and  Seleucus put an end to the plans of  Antigonus [1] and his son Demetrius to retain the state created by Alexander the Great (Plut. Demetrius 29f.). I. has been located on a hill with Phrygian remains and Byzantine walls in the Caystrus plain. In the Hellenistic period,…

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Drew-Bear, Thomas (Lyon), “Ipsus”, 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 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e527120>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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