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(Σίλλυον; Síllyon). City in Pamphylia between the Cestrus (modern River Aksu) and the Eurymedon [5] on a 230 metre-high plateau, 10 km from the coast at modern Asarköyü. Whether the earliest traces of settlement can in fact be dated to the early Bronze Age as in Perge [3. 265] requires further study; residential building from the 5th century BC onwards, however, has been verified [3. 263], whereas the first literary mentions of S. begin only in the 4th century BC (Ps.-Scyl. 101; Arr. Anab. 1,26,5). A pre-Greek settlement is suggested by the place name Selyviys on coins…

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Martini, Wolfram (Gießen), “Sillyum”, 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 30 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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