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(Περασία; Perasía). Goddess of whose worship in Cilician Castabala (name from 2nd cent. BC also Hierapolis) there is long-standing evidence. A 5th-4th cent. BC Aramaic inscription discovered 20 km north of the town mentions the 'Kubaba of P W Š D/R (= Piwaššara?), which is in Kaštabalay'. It has been supposed that this name is the basis of the Graecized P. ([2. 13f.]; incorrect explanation in Str. 12,2,7). Str. 12,2,7 identifies P. with Artemis; in an epigraphical poem of the Antonine period, the author alternates between correlations with Selene, Artemis, the 'fire…

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Petzl, Georg (Cologne), “Perasia”, 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 03 August 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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