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Isauria, Isauri
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(Ἰσαυρία; Isauría, Ἴσαυροι; Ísauroi). Region in the south of Asia Minor between Pisidia, Lycaonia and Cilicia Tracheia, initially confined to the mountainous country in the Taurus around the two main settlements of Ísaura Palaiá (Ἴσαυρα παλαιά, modern Zengibar Kalesi) and Ísaura Néa (Ἴσαυρα νέα, modern Aydoğmuş, formerly Dorla) [1. 109ff.]. First mentioned in Diodorus (18,22): Ísaura (unclear which) was captured by Perdiccas in 322 BC. In the first Roman advance on Isauria. P. Servilius Vatia conquered Ísaura néa in 75 BC [2. 287ff., 1167ff.]. After the b…

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Tomaschitz, Kurt (Vienna), “Isauria, Isauri”, 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 23 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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