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(Τελ(ε)μησσός/Tel(e)mēssós or Τελμίσσος/Telmíssos; Lycian Telebehi). Dynast residence, then polis in West Lycia, near present-day Fethiye (formerly Makri). Bronze Age traces [1]; significant since the 5th cent. BC (archaeological evidence; Lycian inscription TAM 1, 1-5; coins), member of the Delian League (ATL list 9, col. 3, line 33; list A 9, col. 1, line 130); ruled by the dynasty at Xanthus [4] from c. 420 BC. Shortly before 400 BC…

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W.T., “Telmessus”, 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 15 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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