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Germia

(65 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] (Γέρμια; Gérmia). Town on the northern edge of the Dindymon in Galatia II, modern Gümüşkonak (previously Yürme; different [1]); attested from 553 as a suffragan diocese, then as an archdiocese.  Eudoxias Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography 1 M. Waelkens, Germa, Germokoloneia, G., in: Byzantion 49, 1979, 447-464. K. Belke, G. und Eudoxias, in: W. Hörandner, Byzantios. FS H. Hunger, 1984, 1-11 Belke, 166-168, 247 Mitchell II, 129.

Iuliupolis

(131 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] (Ἰουλιούπολις; Ioulioúpolis). Originally Gordiou Kome, settlement in Galatia where the road from Nicaea to Ancyra crossed over the  Scopas (Procop. Aed. 5,4). Home of the dynast Cleon, who defected to Augustus in 31 BC. The settlement was named I. in his honour and extended to become a city (Str. 12,8,9; Plin. HN 5,143). After 25/4 BC it belonged to Bithynia (Plin. HN 5,149), from the time of Diocletian to the province of Galatia, then to Galatia I. Also called Basilaion (Basileon)…

Tavium

(168 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Theatre | | Ḫattusa | Hellenistic states | Hellenistic states | Celts | Pompeius | Patricius also Tavia, Tabia (Τάουιον/ Táouion, Ταβία/ Tabía; Old Anatolian Tawinija), city in Galatia at modern Büyüknefes. Centre, settled since the Chalcolithic period, which had acquired wider significance by the early Bronze Age. Important cult city of the Hittite Empire, significant centre in the 1st millennium BC. From 274/272 BC onwards a speedily Hellenized centre of the Trocmi a…

Syceon

(62 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] (Συκεών/ Sykeṓn, Σικεών/ Sikeṓn). Place in Galatia (Proc. Aed. 5,4,1) where the road from Nicaea [5] to Ancyra crosses the Siberis, about 10 km to the south-southwest of modern Beypazarı, as a road station Fines Galatiae (Tab. Peut. 9,4, but incorrectly Fines Cilicie). Saint Theodorus lived and worked in S. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography Belke, 228 f.  S. Mitchell, Anatolia, vol. 2, 1993, 122-150.

Helenopolis

(65 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] Place at the exit of the Gulf of Astacus in Bithynia, originally Drepanon, modern Altinova. Birthplace of  Helena [2], elevated to a city in her honour by Constantine [1] and extended by Justinian (Amm. Marc. 26,8,1; Procop. Aed. 5,2). Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography R. Janin, Les églises et les monastères des grands centres byzantins, 1975, 97f. W. Ruge, s.v. Drepanon (4), RE 5, 1687.

Tembris

(57 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] (Τέμβρις/ Témbris, also Témbros, Thýmbris, Tembrógius; modern River Porsuk). Left bank tributary of the Sangarius (Liv. 38,18,8; Plin. HN 6,4; HN 681). It rises in the Dindymum to the south of modern Kütahya, flows first to the north and then turns eastwards past Dorylaeum. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography Belke, 232  W. Ruge, s. v. T., RE 5 A, 433.

Kerkenes Dağı

(219 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] Mountain massif south of Sorgun, in the Hittite period probably the cult mountain Daḫa near Zippalanda (Kuşaklı Höyük). After 600 BC building of the city of Pteria, the largest prehistoric city of Anatolia ( c. 2.5 km2 densely built up): layout to plan with grand administrative and military complexes, later condensing of the existing area; clay brick superstructure of the city wall ( c. 7.5 km long) probably not completed for political reasons; numerous tumuli. New centre of the Phrygian empire - that was restricted because of the Lydian expa…

Melaina Akra

(35 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] (Μέλαινα Ἄκρα/ Mélaina Akra). Bithynian foothills to the east of the northern end of the Bosporus, modern Kara Burun. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography W. Ruge, s.v. Melaina Akra (2), RE 15, 387.

Mons Magaba

(83 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] Mountain massif near Ancyra, onto which the Tectosages and Trocmi retreated from the Romans in 189 BC; the Galatae were defeated with their Paphlagonian and Cappadocian allies in the foothills (Liv. 38,24-27); today a lush outcrop (Kale/Doğandere Tepe) of the Elma Dağı-Massif (incorrect [1. 53f.]; reference to the mons Modiacus west of Ancyra at Fest. 11 cannot be correct). Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography 1 Mitchell 1. W. Ruge, s.v. M., RE 14, 287  K. Strobel, Die Galater 2, 1999  Belke, 207.

Faustinupolis

(105 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Coloniae (Φαυστινούπολις; Phaustinoúpolis, colonia Faustinopolitanorum). Originally the village of Halala, 24 km south-east of Tyana; the modern Başmakcı. Here died in AD 176  Faustina the Younger [3] (SHA Aur. 26,4; 9), for which M. Aurelius elevated F. to the status of colonia. Attested since 431 as a bishopric. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography M. H. Ballance, Derbe and F., in: AS 14, 1964, 139-145 R. P. Harper, s.v. F., PE, 326 Hild/Restle, 258f. T. Drew-Bear, Inscriptions de Cappadoce, in: J. DesCourtils (…

Mnizus

(47 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] (Μνίζος/ Mnízos). Way station, later a town, on the road from Nicaea to Ancyra (Cod. Theod. 9,40,16; 9,45,3), 8 km to the west of modern-day Ayaş. It was a suffragan bishopric from AD 451 until sometime in the 12th cent. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography Belke, 207.

Peium

(84 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] (Πήιον/ Pḗion, Latin Peium; Πεῶν χωρίον/ Peôn chōríon), Deiotarus' treasure fortress (Str. 12,5,2; Cic. Deiot. 17). Hellenistic and Byzantine castle, built in a meander of the river Siberis (Kirmir Çayi) on a steep-sided rock plateau, modern Tabanoğlu Kalesi. Strong entrenchment fortification, cisterns, traces of a palace and a tunnel stairway in the northern part of the site. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography Belke, 212f.  S. Mitchell, Blucium and Peium, in: AS 24, 1974, 61-74  K. Strobel, Galatica II, in: Orbis Terrarum 6, 2000

Podanala

(68 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Celts (Πωδανάλα/ Pōdanála). Fortified settlement of the northeastern tetrarchy of the Trocmi on the upper city of the Hittite cult city of Zippalanda (Kuşaklı Hüyük) near Sorgun; it was here that Pompeius [I 3] and Licinius [I 26] Lucullus met in 66 BC (Str. 12,5,2). Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography K. Strobel, Galatica I, in: Orbis Terrarum 3, 1997, 131-153.

Aspona

(80 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Celts (Ἄσπονα, Ἄσπωνα; Áspona, Áspōna). Border town of  Galatia north of the Tuz Gölü, modern Sarıhüyük. Statio on the pilgrim route, in the 4th cent. AD civitas; documented as a suffragan diocese from AD 342/343. Fortified hill with evidence of settlement as early as prehistoric times. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography K. Belke, Galatien und Lykaonien, TIB 4, 1984, 135 S. Mitchell, Regional Epigraphic Catalogues of Asia Minor 2, 1982, 403-405.

Rhebas

(153 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
(Ῥήβας/ Rhḗbas). [German version] [1] River in Bithynia, present-day Riva Deresi River in Bithynia (Apoll. Rhod. 2,343; 650; Tab. Peut. 9,2 written incorrectly as ad herbas), present-day Riva Deresi; it discharges on the north coast of the Bithynian peninsula east of where the Bosporus flows into the Pontos Euxeinos. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography IK 10,3, 1987, 141 f. [German version] [2] Left-hand tributary of the Lower Sangarius, present-day Gökcesu Left-hand tributary of the Lower Sangarius, which rises on Olympus [13], present-day Gökçesu. Its valle…

Cuballum

(151 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Celts Fortress in  Galatia ( C. Gallograeciae castellum: Liv. 38,18,5), can be identified with the spacious plateau situated near modern Ortakişla (north of Sülüklü) in a bend in the valley, with edges that fall away steeply and have to some extent obviously been consolidated for fortification purposes, and the drop of a massive cut embankment to provide a barrier against the rear elevations; otherwise no identifiable building remains [1. 31]. C. cont…

Mithridatium

(123 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Celts (Μιθριδάτιον; Mithridátion). Hellenistic fortress at the point where the Alaca Çayı breaks through the basin of Alaca towards the north, modern Gerdekkaya (north east Galatia; formerly usually erroneously identified with Kerkenes Dağı). Two rock tombs of the 3rd cent. BC; outer settlement until well into the Byzantine period. Fortress of the Trocmi, given by Pompey in 65/4 BC, with the surrounding territory, to Brogitarus (Str. 12,5,2); ori…

Bi­thynia

(1,312 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
(Βιθυνία; Bithynía). [German version] A. Geographical location Region and kingdom in north-western Asia Minor, with a Thracian population. Its core territory (Str. 12,3,2f.; 12,3,7; 4,1-10; [2; 3. 190ff.]) lies between the  Bosporus [1] and the area around the lower  Sangarius, from the Black Sea Coast to the Gulf of Cius, Lake Ascania and the Kapıorman Dağları range. The northern coastal region up to the Kales formed the original territory of  Thyni(a)s, inhabited by the related tribe of the  Thyni, …

Tolistobogii

(362 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] (Τολιστοβόγιοι/ Tolistobógioi). Celtic tribe (Syll.3 591: Tolistoágioi) which, together with the Trocmi and led by Leonnorius, passed through Thracia in 279/8 BC and into Byzantium where Nicomedes [2] recruited them as allies [1.236-252]). After 275/4 BC the T. took possession of northwest Phrygia. Until 189 BC Gordium was their municipal centre and their territory extended from the Axylos in the south to the Bolu basin, and eastwards over the Ankara-Haymana region (Galatia; [2]). At th…

Tolastochora

(57 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Celts (Τολαστοχόρα; Tolastochóra). Town in Galatia (Ptol. 5,4,7; Tab. Peut. 9,5) at a crossing over the former southern main tributary of the Sangarius from Lake Ak (River Gökpınar) at modern Gökpınar in the southwestern border region of the Tolistobogii. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography Belke, 236.

Tectosages

(783 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
(Τεκτόσαγες/ Tektósages). [German version] I. Overview Sub-tribe of the Volcae, a Celtic group of peoples, referred to as Volcae T., who probably originated in the low mountain ranges from Thuringia to northeastern Bavaria ( circum Hercyniam silvam, Caes. B Gall. 6,24,1-4) ([1. 172-179]; differing: [4]). In the 4th cent. BC, the majority group of the Volcae were caught in a migration-dynamic in which a part of them, dominated by the T., moved across the Danube region into southeastern Europe. Another group of the T. adopted strong…

Cratea

(128 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Celts (Κράτεια, Κράτια). City in Bithynia, known today as Gerede, newly founded as Flaviopolis in the Flavian period (end of the 1st cent. AD). It was the main city of the South Paphlagonian border area in the Gerede Basin and was annexed to Galatia in c. 275/4 BC, and in 179, annexed to Paphlagonia (Land of Gaizatorix; Str. 12,3,41). In 6/5 BC, it became  Bithynia et Pontus and was part of Paphlagonia under Diocletianus (late 3rd cent. AD), later part of Honoria. Documented as a diocese since AD 342/3. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibl…

Prusa, Prusa ad Olympum

(588 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] (Προῦσα, Προῦσα πρὸς Ὀλύμπῳ τῷ ὄρει/ Proûsa, Proûsa pròs Olýmpōi tôi órei). City in Bithynia, on the northern slopes of Olympus [13] in Mysia (Str. 12,4,3), modern Bursa. A Prusias who is supposed to have fought Croesus  (Str. ibidem), the Bithynian king Prusias [1] I (Arr. FGrH 156 F 29) and Hannibal [4] (Plin. HN 5,148; [1. 1103 f.] accordingly dates the foundation to 188 or 187 BC) have been named as founders. Coins show the official tradition of foundation by Prusias I, who created it as…

Blucium

(71 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Celts (Βλούκιον; Bloúkion, Blucium). Residential castle of Deiotarus I (Str. 12,5,2; Cic. Deiot. 17). Archaeological finds: necropolis, settlements near Karalar [1; 2]. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography 1 R. O. Arık, Karalar Hafriyatı, in: TTAD 2, 1934, 103-167 2 T. Saatçı, in: Anadolu Medeniyetleri Müzesi 1986 Yıllığı, 30-33; 1987 Yıllığı, 19-22. S. Mitchell, Blucium and Peium, in: AS 24, 1974, 61-75 K. Strobel, Die Galater, 2, 1997.

Axylos

(61 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] (Axylos terra). Treeless grass steppe south of the upper  Sangarius between Emir Daǧları and  Tatta (Tuz Gölü) -- an area characterized by pasture farming in the border zone of Phrygia and Galatia with Lycaonia, (Liv. 38,18,4), cf. Str. 12,6,1). Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography K. Strobel, Galatien und seine Grenzregionen, in: Asia Minor Studies 12, 1994, 29-65, here: 54ff., 59.

Mocis(s)us

(86 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] (Μωκισ(σ)ός/ Mṓkis(s)ós, also Mocesus, Iustinianupolis). Town in Cappadocia, which was rebuilt around 520 AD by Iustinianus I as a mountain stronghold (Procop. Aed. 5,4,15); present-day Viranşehir, to the south of Aksaray. It was probably relocated again at the end of the 7th cent. and was still a metropolitan seat in the 14th cent. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography A. Berger, Survey in Viranşehir (M.), in: Araştırma sonuçları toplantısı 13, 1996, 109-126; 14, 1997, 27-41; 15, 1998, 227-237  Hild/Restle, 238f.  W. Ruge, s.v. M., RE 15, 2514f.

Trocmi

(345 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] (Τρόκμοι/ Trókmoi, Latin Trocmi). Celtic tribe, which, together with the Tolistobogii and led by Lutarius, passed through Thracia (Thracians) in 279/8 BC into the territory of Byzantium; they were recruited by Nicomedes [2] I as allies [1.236-264]. The east Galatian region around central and lower Cappadocia which was won over to support the Pontic kings (probably 274/3 BC) became the home of the T. It was divided into four tribal principalities (tetrarchies with centres of power in …

Cataonia

(87 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] (Καταονία; Kataonía). Region and strategia in south-eastern Cappadocia between Taurus and Antitaurus, bordering on Cilicia, Commagene, and Melitene (Str. 11,12,2; 12,1,1-2,4), originally a Luwian-speaking region; in 301 BC, it fell to Seleucus I, probably as a dowry of Stratonice for Ariarathes III of Cappadocia; in AD 17, it became part of the province of Cappadocia, belonged to  Armenia Minor under Diocletian, to Armenia II in AD 386, and to Armenia III in AD 536. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography W. Ruge, s.v. K., RE 10, 2478f. Hild/Restle, 202.

Libyssa

(68 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] (Λίβυσσα; Líbyssa, also τὰ Βουτίου; tà Boutíou). Town on the north coast of the Gulf of Izmit on the river Libyssus (Λίβυσσος; Líbyssos, modern Tavsançıl Deresi); nearby was the monument of Hannibal (Arr. FGrH 156 F 28; Plin. HN 5,148; Tzetz. Chil. 1,803ff.). Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography Th. Wiegand, Zur Lage des Hannibalgrabes, in: MDAI(A) 27, 1902, 321-326 W. Ruge, s.v. L./Libyssos, RE 13, 203.

Cappadox

(48 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] (Καππάδοξ; Kappádox). Tributary of the  Halys, modern Delice Irmağı (upper course: Karanlık/Boğazlıyan Çayı, north-eastern tributary: Kanak Çayı); rising in northern Cappadocia, the C. is the main river of eastern Galatia. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography W. Ruge, s.v. K., RE 10, 1919f. K. Strobel, Die Galater, 1, 1996.

Pant(e)ichium

(67 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] (Παντ(ε)ίχιον; Pant(e)íchion). Harbour town and fortress south-east of Calchedon in the border region of Nicomedeia, the modern Pendik; already inhabited in Early History. According to Procop. Goth. 3,35,4, Belisarius owned a country estate there. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography F.K. Dörner, s.v. P., RE 18, 779f.  R. Janin, Constantinople Byzantine, 21964, 502  Id., Les églises et les monastères des grands centres byzantins, 1975, 8, 52ff., 62.

Proseilemmenitae

(100 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] (Προσειλημμενῖται; Proseilēmmenîtai). Inhabitants of the territory of Proseilemmene in the frontier region between Lycaonia and Galatia, originally part of Phrygia Megale, between Karaca Dağ, Paşa Dağı and Tuz Gölü (Tatta Limne); assigned in 25/4 BC as a regio attributa ('associated region') to the urban area of Ancyra, in the Antonine period (late 2nd/early 3rd cents. AD) organized into the urban community of Cinna (Ptol. 5,4,10; [1. 56 f., 59 f.], pace [2. 55, 148]). Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography 1 K. Strobel, Galatien und seine Grenzregionen, in: E.…

Nazianzus

(71 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] (Ναζιανζός/ Nazianzós, orig. Nadiandós). Settlement in Cappadocia, later in the province of Cappadocia II (Hierocles, Synekdemos 700,5), modern Bekârlar, 30 km east of Aksaray; from AD 325 it is recorded as a bishopric, in the 11th century a metropolitan seat and in the 14th cent. it is described as deserted. Gregorius [3] was bishop here in 382-3. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography Hild/Restle, 244f.  W. Ruge, s.v. Nazianzos, RE 16, 2099-2101.

Nakida

(61 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] (Hittite Naḫita). Important pre- and early historical settlement and Byzantine fortified city [1], modern Niğde. After the destruction of Tyana in AD 833 it took on the function of capital of southern Cappadocia. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography F. Prayon, Kleinasien vom 12.-6. Jahrhundert v.Chr. (TAVO Beiheft B 82), s.v. N. Hild/Restle, 243f.  B. Radt, Anatolien, vol. 1, 1993, 140-143.

Arabissus

(68 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Christianity (Ἀραβισ(σ)ός; Arabis(s)ós). Town in  Cappadocia; the modern Afşin (formerly Yarpuz), near the confluence of three tributary sources of the Pyramus (It. Ant. 210,11). At the end of the 4th cent. headquarters of the legio XII Moderatiana. Mentioned from AD 381 as a suffragan bishopric. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography F. Hild, M. Restle, Kappadokien (TIB 2), 1981, 144 f.

Askania Limne

(62 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] (Ἀσκανία λίμνη; Askanía límnē). Ascanian Lake, also known as Lake  Nicaea in  Bithynia (modern İznik Gölü); the name was applied to the lake and the surrounding region, the western part of which was taken as belonging to Mysia, the eastern one to Phrygia (Str. 12,4,5; Plin. HN 5,40,8). Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography W. Ruge, s.v. A., RE 2, 1610.

Cappadocia, II.

(639 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] Roman province in central and eastern Asia Minor, with Caesarea [3] as its capital. After the death of  Archealus [7] I in AD 17, the kingdom of  Cappadocia was annexed in 18/19 under the command of Q. Veranius, a legate of Germanicus (Tac. Ann. 2,42,4). The province with an auxiliary garrison was under the administration of a procurator (Tac. Ann. 12,49; Cass. Dio 57,17,7); under Cn. Domitius Corbulo (55-61 and 63-65/66) and L. Iunius Caesennius Paetus (61-63), it was united with  Galatia. In 70/71, the Legio XII Fulminata was transferred to Melitene (Joseph BJ 7,1…

Preietus

(86 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] (Πρείετος/ Preíetos). Port and episcopal city in Bithynia (Bithynia et Pontus), on the southern coast of the Bay of Astacus or Nicomedia, probably near modern Karamürsel, named after the Bithynian god of war P., who had one of his main cult sites there (Konstantinos Porphyrogennetos, De thematibus 1,27: Πραίνετος/ Praínetos; Tab. Peut. 9,2: Pronetios; Plin. HN 31,23: Brietium). Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography F. K. Dörner, s. v. Preietos (2), RE 22, 1832-1835  Id., Inschriften und Denkmäler in Bithynien (IstForsch 14), 1941, 37-40, 65-67, no. 39-42.

Germa, Germokoloneia

(87 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Byzantium | | Coloniae (Γέρμα κολωνία, Γερμοκολώνεια; Gérma kolōnía, Germakolṓneia). Colonia Iulia Augusta Felix Germenorum, founded between 25/24 and 21/20 BC; at the crossing of the roads Ancyra - Dorylaeum/Ancyra - Pessinus. Attested as a suffragan diocese until the 12th cent. Ruins near modern Babadat. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography H. v. Aulock, Die röm. Kolonie G., in: MDAI(Ist) 18, 1968, 221-237 Belke, 168f. Mitchell I, 87-90, 151f., 155 M. Waelkens, G., Germokoloneia, Germia, in: Byzantion 4…

Anastasioupolis

(69 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] (Ἀναστασιούπολις; Anastasioúpolis). Town in  Galatia, remains near Dikmen Hüyük. Originally called Lagania, a station on the pilgrim route; recorded as a suffragan diocese from AD 451. Renamed after  Anastasiu

Vegistum

(78 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Celts (Ueteston, Οὐέτεστον). Town in Galatia on the southern edge of the territory of the Tolistobogii (Ptol. 5,4,7; Tab. Peut. 9,5: Vetissus), about 8 km to the west-northwest of modern Sülüklü. Regionally organised in the Roman period as δῆμος Οὐητισσέων/ dêmos Uētisséōn (MAMA 7, 363); numerous inscriptions survive from the region around V. (MAMA 7, 311-401). …

Sozopetra

(49 words)

Basilica Therma

(44 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] (Βασιλικὰ Θέρμα, Θέρμα, Θέρμαι Βασιλικαί; Basilikà Thérma, Thérma, Thérmai Basilikaí

Garsaura, Garsauira

(62 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] (Γαρσάουρα, Γαρσαύιρα; Garsáoura, Garsaúira). Main town of the Cappadocian strategia Garsauritis, modern Aksaray; refounded by  Archelaus [7] as  Archelais (later colonia Claudia Augusta; in Str. 12,2,6 called κωμόπολις). From AD 325 to the 14th cent. attested as a bishopric. The original name was preserved (in the Seljuq period Aqsarā). Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography Hild/Restle, 205f. Mitchell 1, 95f.

Pessinus

(1,059 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Theatre | Zenobia | Hellenistic states | Hellenistic states | Celts | Asia Minor | Asia Minor | Pergamum (Πεσσινοῦς; Pessinoûs). Town in Phrygia, later part of Galatia. Temple-state with a famous sanctuary of Cybele/Mater Magna (Str. 10,12; 12,5,3), crossed by the sacred creak Gallus [2], which has buried the town area with its silt deposits; modern Ballıhisar. The territory of P. reached the mountain of Dindymum in the north, including its north-eastern slopes up…

Galatia

(1,808 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
I. Region …

Tyana

(216 words)

Arca

(47 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] (Ἄρκα; Árka). Town in  Armenia minor, present-day Akçadaǧ. Statio on the road Caesarea-Melitene (Arcas: Itin. Anton. 211,3), colonia Arca. Evidence of a bishopric from AD 431. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) …

Cybistra

(73 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Ḫattusa (Κύβιστρα; Kýbistra). Town in  ‘Cataonia at the end of the road from the Cilician Gates across the Taurus, later also called Heraclea; modern Tont Kalesı, 13 km south-east of Ereğli; belonged later to  Cappadocia II. It was a diocese from AD 325 and an archdiocese from

Siberis

(61 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] (Σίβερις). Right-hand tributary of the Sangarius, dangerous because of its flooding (Procop. Aed. 5,4,1-3), also called Hieros flumen  (Plin. HN 5,149), modern Kirmir Çayı (otherwise still in [1]). From the 1st until the 3rd cent. AD it formed the border between Bithynia and Galatia (Plin. loc.cit.). Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography …

Eudoxias

(77 words)

Arabissos

(60 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Christentum (Ἀραβισ(σ)ός). Stadt in Kappadokia, h. Afşin (früher Yarpuz), nahe dem Zusammenfluß von 3 Quellarmen des Pyramos (Itin. Anton. 210,11). Ende des 4. Jhs. Hauptquartier der legio XII Moderatiana. Als Suffraganbistum seit 381 n. Chr. erwähnt.…

Kerkenes Dağı

(187 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[English version] Bergmassiv südl. von Sorgun, in hethit. Zeit wohl der Kultberg Daḫa bei Zippalanda (Kuşaklı Höyük). Nach 600 v.Chr. Errichtung der Stadt Pteria, der größten vorgesch. Stadt Anatoliens (ca. 2,5 km² dicht bebaut): planmäßige Anlage mit herrschaftlichen, administrativen und mil. Komplexen, nachträgliche Verdichtung der einphasigen Bebauung; Lehmziegeloberbau des Stadtwalls (ca. 7,5 km L) wohl aus polit. Gründen nicht vollendet; zahlreiche Tumuli. Neues Zentrum des durch die lyd. Expansion auf den Osten beschrän…

Eudoxias

(72 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[English version] (Εὐδοξιάς). Stadt der Galatia II, nach der Gattin des Arkadios oder der Tochter Theodosios' II. benannt, wohl Hamamkarahisar (Arslani [1. 447-464]) am Fuß des Dindymon ([2. 129] rechnet dieses Gebiet zu Unrecht zu Germia); als Bistum seit 451 bezeugt (Hierokles, 698,2). Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography 1 M. Waelkens, Germa, Germokoloneia, Germia, in: Byzantion 49, 1979 2 Mitchell 2. K. Belke, Germia und E., in: W. Hörandner u.a., Byzantios. FS H. Hunger, 1984 Belke, 163.

Libyssa

(62 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[English version] (Λίβυσσα, auch τὰ Βουτίου). Ort an der Nor…

Arka

(45 words)

Kales

(41 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[English version] (Κάλης). Emporion und Fluß in Bithynia im Gebiet von Herakleia [7]; h. wahrscheinlich Alaplı an der Mündung des Alaplı Çayı. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography W. Ruge, s.v. K., RE 10, 1603  K. Belke, Paphlagonien und Honorias, 1996, 223.

Nakida

(55 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[English version] (hethit. Naḫita). Wichtige vor- und frühgesch. Siedlung und byz. Festungsstadt [1], h. Niğde; übernahm nach der Zerstörung von Tyana 833 n.Chr. die Funktion als Hauptstadt der südl. Kappadokia. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography F. Prayon, Kleinasien vom 12.-6. Jh.v.Chr. (TAVO Beih. B 82), s.v. N. Hild/Restle, 243f.  B. Radt, Anatolien, Bd. 1, 1993, 140-143.

Germia

(62 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[English version] (Γέρμια). Stadt am Nordrand des Dindymon in der Galatia II, h. Gümüşkonak (früher Yürme; anders [1]); seit 553 als Suffraganbistum, dann als Erzbistum belegt. Eudoxias Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography 1 M. Waelkens, Germa, Germokoloneia, G., in: Byzantion 49, 1979, 447-464. K. Belke, G. und Eudoxias, in: W. Hörandner, Byzantios. FS H. Hunger, 1984, 1-11 Belke, 166-168, 247 Mitchell II, 129.

Mokis(s)os

(73 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[English version] (Μωκισ(σ)ός, auch Mokesos, Iustinianupolis). Stadt in Kappadokia, in geschützter Bergposition um 520 n.Chr. von Iustinianus I. wieder errichtet (Prok. aed. 5,4,15); h. Viranşehir, südl. von Aksaray. Noch im 14. Jh. als Metropolitansitz belegt, aber wohl E. des 7. Jh. erneut verlegt. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography A. Berger, Survey in Viranşehir (M.), in: Araştırma sonuçları toplantısı 13, 1996, 109-126; 14, 1997, 27-41; 15, 1998, 227-237  Hild/Restle, 238f.  W. Ruge, s.v. M., RE 15, 2514f.

Gorbeus, Korbeuntos

(67 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Kelten (Γορβεῦς, Κορβεῦντος). Residenz des Tektosagentetrarchen Kastor d.Ä., der hier mit Gattin von seinem Schwiegervater Deiotaros ermordet wurde; dieser zerstörte die Burg und große Teile der Siedlung (Strab. 12,5,3). Später Straßenstation (Ptol. 5,4,6; Itin. Anton. 143,2; 205,9); südöstl. von Oğulbey, 29 km südl. von Ankara. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography Belke, 171 K. Strobel, Die Galater 2, 1998.

Podanala

(60 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Kelten (Πωδανάλα). Befestigte Siedlung der nordöstl. Tetrarchie der Trokmoi auf der Oberstadt der hethit. Kultstadt Zippalanda (Kuşaklı Hüyük) bei Sorgun; Ort des Treffens zw. Pompeius [I 3] und Licinius [I 26] Lucullus im J. 66 v.Chr. (Strab. 12,5,2). Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography K. Strobel, Galatica I, in: Orbis Terrarum 3, 1997, 131-153.

Kinna

(64 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[English version] (Κίννα, auch Κίνα). Stadt in der Prov. Galatia, h. Karahamzalı; in antoninischer Zeit (2. Jh.n.Chr.) als Stadtgemeinde organisierter Distrikt Proseilemmene Proseilemmenitai); als Bistum der Galatia I vielleicht bereits 325 n.Chr., dann bis 12. Jh. belegt. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography Belke, 198  Mitchell 1, 96  K. Strobel, Galatien und seine Grenzregionen, in: E. Schwertheim (Hrsg.), Forsch. in Galatien (Asia Minor Stud. 12), 1994, 59.

Mariandynoi

(217 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[English version] (Μαριανδυνοί). Urspr. plāïsch-sprachige (paphlagonische) Bevölkerung in Nordanatolien, von thrak.-stämmigen Gruppen überschichtet; Siedlungsgebiet: östl. der Wasserscheide zw. unterem Sangarios und Hypios [1], südl. der Küstenlandschaft Thyni(a)s (bis Kales), westl. der Kaukones im Bereich des unteren Billaios und des paphlagonischen Gebiets am mittleren Ladon, nördl. von Abant und Köroğlu Dağları (Strab. 8,3,17; 12,3,4). Von Kroisos unterworfen, dann Teil der pers. Satrapie Katp…

Faustinupolis

(99 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Coloniae (Φαυστινούπολις, colonia Faustinopolitanorum). Urspr. das Dorf Halala 24 km südöstl. von Tyana, h. Başmakcı. Hier starb 176 n.Chr. Faustina d.J. (SHA Aur. 26,4; 9), weshalb F. von M. Aurelius zur

Anastasiupolis

(69 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[English version] (Ἀναστασιούπολις). Stadt in Galatia, Ruinenfeld bei Dikmen Hüyük. Urspr. Lagania, Station der Pilgerstraße; als Suffraganbistum seit 451 n. Chr. verzeichnet. Nach Anastasios I. (491-518) umbenannt. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) …

Daskusa

(133 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[English version] (Δασκοῦσα, Dascusa). Stadt und Festung am Euphrates-Limes in Kappadokien (Strategie Melitene) an der Grenze zur Armenia minor (Plin. nat. 5,84; 6,27; Oros. 1,2,23; Ptol. 5,6,19; 21 trennt irrig D. und Dagusa), später zur Armenia II gerechnet, an der Straße Satala - Melitene (Itin. Anton. 209,3), bei Ağın, Elazığ lokalisiert. Im 4. Jh. Standort der ala Auriana (Not. dign. or. 38,22). Bef…

Rhebas

(143 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
(Ῥήβας). [English version] [1] Fluß in Bithynia, h. Riva Deresi Fluß in Bithynia (Apoll. Rhod. 2,343; 650; Tab. Peut. 9,2 verschrieben als ad herbas), h. Riva Deresi, mündet an der Nordküste der bithynischen Halbinsel östl. des Bosporos-Ausgangs in den Pontos Euxeinos. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography IK 10,3, 1987, 141 f. [English version] [2] Linker Nebenfluß des unteren Sangarios, h. Gökcesu Linker Nebenfluß des unteren Sangarios, der am Olympos [13] entspringt, h. Gökçesu. Sein Tal bildete die Grenzlandschaft zw. der Phrygia Epiktetos und Bith…

Prusa, Prusa ad Olympum

(528 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[English version] (Προῦσα, Προῦσα πρὸς Ὀλύμπῳ τῷ ὄρει). Stadt in Bithynia, am Nordhang des mysischen Olympos [13] (Strab. 12,4,3), h. Bursa. Als Gründer werden ein Prusias, der gegen Kroisos gekämpft haben soll (Strab. l.c.), der bithynische König Prusias [1] I.(Arr. FGrH 156 F 29) und Hannibal [4] (Plin. nat. 5,148; [1. 1103 f.] datiert danach die Gründung auf 188 oder 187 v. Chr.) genannt. Die Mz. zeigen die offizielle Trad. der Gründung durch Prusias I., der so einen städtischen Mittelpunkt für…

Dadastana

(104 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Kelten (Δαδάστανα, auch Dabastana). Ort in Galatia an der Grenze zu Bithynia, ca. 20 km westl. von Nallıhan an der Straße Nikaia - Ankyra [2. 31, 106f.]; seit Augustus zu Bithynia gerechnet, seit Diocletian zur prov. Galatia I (Amm. 25,10,12) [1. 160]. Am 17.2.364 n.Chr. starb hier Kaiser Iovianus auf dem Rückmarsch vom Perserkrieg. 365 Übergang eines Korps des Usurpators Prokopios zu Valens (Amm. 25,10,12; 26,8,5). Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography 1 Mitchell 2 2 D. French, The Pilgrim's Road, 1981. Belke …

Kamulianai

(53 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[English version] (Καμουλιαναί, Kamuliana). Ort an der Straße Kaisareia/Mazaka - Tavium in Kappadokien, h. evtl. Kermer. Name nicht kelt. (anders [1. 197f.]); als Wallfahrtsstätte (Christusbild, 574 n.Chr. Translatio nach Konstantinopel) zur Stadt Iustinianopolis erhoben; als Bistum von 553 bis ins 13. Jh. belegt. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography 1 Hild/Restle. W. Ruge, s.v. K., RE 10, 1844.

Basilika Therma

(34 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[English version] (Βασιλικὰ Θέρμα, Θέρμα, Θέρμαι Βασιλικαί). Stadt in Kappadokien, im Grenzbereich zu Ostgalatien, h. Sarıkaya (früher Terzili Haman). Thermalbadeort, seit 451 n.Chr. als Bistum bezeugt. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography Hild/Restle, 156f.

Kybistra

(66 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Ḫattusa (Κύβιστρα). Stadt in Kataonia am Ausgang der Straße von den Kilikischen Toren aus dem Tauros, später auch Herakleia gen.; h. Tont Kalesı, 13 km südöstl. von Ereğli; gehörte später zu Cappadocia II. Seit 325 n.Chr. als Bistum belegt, seit ca. 1060 Erzbistum. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography W. Ruge, s.v. K., RE Supp…

Mons Magaba

(77 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[English version] Bergmassiv bei Ankyra, auf das sich 189 v.Chr. Tektosages und Trokmoi vor den Römern zurückzogen; im Vorgelände Niederlage der Galatai mit ihren paphlagonischen und kappadokischen Verbündeten (Liv. 38,24-27); h. wasserreicher Gebirgsstock (Kale/Doğandere Tepe) des Elma Dağı-Massivs (unrichtig [1. 53f.]; kaum richtig der Bezug auf den mons Modiacus westl. von Ankyra bei Fest. 11). Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography 1 Mitchell 1. W. Ruge, s.v. M., RE 14, 287  K. Strobel, Die Galater 2, 1999  Belke, 207.

Peïon

(77 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[English version] (Πήιον, lat. Peium; Πεῶν χωρίον/ Peṓn chōríon), Schatzburg des Deiotaros (Strab. 12,5,2; Cic. Deiot. 17). Hell. und byz. Burganlage, in einer Schleife des Siberis (Kirmir Çayı) auf steil abfallendem Felsplateau angelegt, h. Tabanoğlu Kalesi. Starke Abschnittsbefestigung, Zisterne, Spuren einer Palastanlage und eines Treppentunnels im nördl. Teil der Anlage. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography Belke, 212f.  S. Mitchell, Blucium and Peium, in: AS 24, 1974, 61-74  K. Strobel, Galatica II, in: Orbis Terrarum 6, 2000 (im Druck).

Pessinus

(928 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Hellenistische Staatenwelt | Hellenistische Staatenwelt | Kelten | Kleinasien | Kleinasien | Pergamon | Theater | Zenobia (Πεσσινοῦς). Stadt in Phrygia, später Teil von Galatia, Tempelstaat, mit berühmtem Heiligtum der Kybele/Mater Magna (Strab. 10,12; 12,5,3), vom hl. Flüßchen Gallos [2] durchflossen, das mit seinen Anschwemmungen das Stadtgebiet verschüttet hat; h. Ballıhisar. Das Territorium von P. umfaßte im Norden den Berg Dindymon mit seinen NO-Häng…

Argaios

(94 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[English version] [1] Sohn Ptolemaios' I. (Ἀργαῖος). Sohn Ptolemaios' I. (und der Eurydike?); von Ptolemaios II. (wegen einer Verschwörung?) nach 282 v. Chr. ermordet. PP 6, 14489. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography C. Habicht, Argaeus, Ptolemy II. and Alexander's corpse, AHB 2,4, 1988, 88-89. [English version] [2] Vulkanmassiv in Kappadokien (Ἀργαῖος, auch Ἀργαῖον ὄρος). Erciyes Daǧı, höchstes Vulkanmassiv in Kappadokia (3917 m) südl. Kayseri. Gleichnamiger Vulkankegel (h. Hasan Daǧı) in Südwestkappadokia (3268 m). …

Kalpe

(235 words)

Author(s): Barceló, Pedro (Potsdam) | Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[English version] [1] Felsen von Gibraltar Der Felsen von Gibraltar (Pylai Gadeirides). Die Ableitung des Namens von griech. κάλπη ( kálpē) = κάλπις/ kálpis “Krug” (so schon Avien. 348) ist Volksetym., hervorgerufen durch die Höhlung des Felsens im Westen (Mela 2,95), die h. durch Anschüttungen und die Stadt Gibraltar größtenteils ausgefüllt ist [1]. Vielleicht ist der Name - unbekannter Herkunft - von dem bithynischen Kalpe (h. Kirpe) durch die Griechen auf die span. Halbinsel übertragen worden [2]. K. war eine der b…

Gallos

(190 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) | Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
(Γάλλος). [English version] [1] Fluß in Bithynia Fluß in Bithynia, h. Mudurnu Çayı, entspringt bei Modrene (h. Mudurnu) in Phrygia Epiktetos (Strab. 12,3,7; [2], anders [1]) und mündet in den Unterlauf des Sangarios. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) [English version] [2] Flüßchen durch Pessinus Flüßchen, das durch Pessinus urspr. zum Sangarios floß [3]. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography 1 W. Ruge, s.v. G., RE 7, 674 2 S. Şahin, Stud. über die Probleme der histor. Geogr. Kleinasiens, in: EA 7, 1986, 125-151 3 Belke, 165f. [English version] [3] Epigrammatiker Epigrammdichter, de…

Malos

(207 words)

Author(s): von Stuckrad, Kocku (Erfurt) | Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[English version] [1] Sohn des Amphiktyon (Μᾶλος). Sohn des Amphiktyon, Eponym der Malieis und ihrer Stadt Malieus (Androtion bei Steph. Byz. s.v. Μαλιεύς). In den Gedichten des Isyllos aus Epidauros (CollAlex 132-135 = [1. 380-383 Nr. 40]) führt M. als epidaurischer König den Kult des Apollon Maleatas ein. Damit ist M. wohl epidaurische Erfindung zur Etym. von Maleatas. Bei Isyllos heiratet M. durch die Vermittlung des Zeus die Muse Erato und wird Vater der Kleophema, damit Großvater der Aigle [5] und Urgroßvater des Asklepios. von Stuckrad, Kocku (Erfurt) Bibliography 1 L. Käppel,…

Bithynia et Pontus

(926 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) | Makris, Georgios (Bochum)
[English version] A. Römische Zeit Röm. Doppelprovinz (seit Diokletian, 284-305, nur mehr Bithynia) mit der Hauptstadt Nikomedeia. 74 v.Chr. Tod Nikomedes' IV. [2; 7]; M. Iunius Iuncus, proconsul Asiae, wird mit der Übernahme des Königreiches als röm. Prov. beauftragt, im Herbst 74 wird die Prov. Bithynia dem amtierenden consul M. Aurelius Cotta übertragen und für Asia und B. ein vereinigter Zollbezirk (SEG 39, 1180 = AE 1989, 681 [1; 4]) eingerichtet [7]. Im Frühjahr 73 begann der 3. Mithradatische Krieg [2; 4; 7; 8]; Mithradates VI. beset…

Klaudiupolis

(269 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) | Tomaschitz, Kurt (Wien)
(Κλαυδιούπολις). [English version] [1] Siedlung in der Landschaft Salon Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Kelten | Kleinasien Alte Siedlung in der Landschaft Salon (Abant Gölü, Becken von Bolu und umliegende Almengebiete), h. Bolu (Strab. 12,4,7); Vorort der freien Mariandynoi, 281/0 v.Chr. von Zipoites gewonnen, ca. 275/4-179 galatisch (Residenzburg der nordwestl. Tolistobogier-Tetrarchie…

Diokaisareia

(99 words)

Author(s): Hild, Friedrich (Wien) | Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
(Διοκαισάρεια). [English version] [1] Tempel-Siedlung Tempel-Siedlung um das Zeus-Heiligtum von Olba in der Kilikia Tracheia, die unter Tiberius selbständige Stadt und später eigenes Bistum (Suffragan von Seleukeia am Kalykadnos) wurde. Arch. Befund: Großzügiger Ausbau der Siedlung mit Stadtmauer, Kolonnadenstraßen, Aquädukt, Theater, Tyche-Tempel; der Zeustempel wurde in frühbyz. Zeit zu einer dreischiffigen Säulenbasilika umgebaut. Hild, Friedrich (Wien) Bibliography Hild/Hellenkemper, s.v. D. [English version] [2] Stadt in Kappadokia Stadt in Kappadokia, 38…

Bithynia et Pontus

(1,011 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) | Makris, Georgios (Bochum)
[German version] A. Roman period Roman double province (after Diocletian, 284-305, only Bithynia) with  Nicomedia as its capital. In 74 BC the death of Nicomedes IV [2;7]; M. Iunius Iuncus, proconsul Asiae, is given the task of securing the kingdom as a Roman province; in the autumn of 74 the province of Bithynia is conferred upon the incumbent consul M.  Aurelius Cotta and Asia and B. established as a unitary customs zone (SEG 39, 1180 = AE 1989, 681 [1;4]). The 3rd Mithridatic war began in early 73 [2; 4; 7; 8]; Mithridate…

Prusias

(948 words)

Author(s): Schottky, Martin (Pretzfeld) | Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
(Προυσίας/ Prousías). [German version] [1] P. I, the Lame King of Bithynia from 230 BC Son of Ziaelas and king of Bithynia c. 230-182 BC. P. gave support to Rhodes after the earthquake of 227 (Pol. 5,90,1) and in alliance with it fought Byzantium, but was unable to …

Nicomedia

(1,111 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg)
This item can be found on the following maps: Pontos Euxeinos | Byzantium | Christianity | | Coloniae | Commerce | Hellenistic states | Hellenistic states | Asia Minor | Limes | Natural catastrophes | Pergamum | Pompeius | Patricius | Rome | Rome (Νικομήδεια/ Nikomḗdeia, Latin Nicomedia). [German version] I. From the foundation to the death of Nicomedes IV Town at the northeast end of the gulf of Astacus or N., modern İzmit or Kocaeli. Founded and named by Nicomedes [2] I in 264/3 BC as the capital of the Bithynian kingdom (Memnon FGrH 434 F 12; Arr. FGr…

Argaeus

(103 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] [1] Son of Ptolemy I (Ἀργαῖος; Argaîos). Son of Ptolemy I (and of Eurydice?); murdered by Ptolemy II (because of a conspiracy?) after 282 BC. PP 6, 14489. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography C. Habicht, Argaeus, Ptolemy II. and Alexander's corpse, AHB 2,4, 1988, 88-89. [German version] [2] Volcanic massif in Cappadocia (Ἀργαῖος, also Ἀργαῖον ὄρος; Argaîon oros). Erciyes Daǧı, highest volcanic massif in  Cappadocia (3917 m) south of Kayseri. Volcanic peak of the same name (modern Hasan Daǧı) in south-west Cappadocia (3268 m). Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography…

Gallus

(209 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) | Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
[I] (Γάλλος; Gállos). [German version] [1] River in Bithynia River in Bithynia, modern Mudurnu Çayı, rises near Modrene (modern Mudurnu) in Phrygia Epictetus (Str. 12,3,7; [2], differently [1]) and flows into the lower course of the  Sangarius. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) [German version] [2] Small river through Pessinus Small river that originally flowed through  Pessinus to the  Sangarius [3]. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography 1 W. Ruge, s.v. G., RE 7, 674 2 S. Şahin, Stud. über die Probleme der histor. Geogr. Kleinasiens, in: EA 7, 1986, 125-151 3 Belke, 165f. …

Ancyra

(470 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) | Leisten, Thomas (Princeton)
This item can be found on the following maps: Sassanids | Theatre | Byzantium | Zenobia | | Commerce | Hellenistic states | Hellenistic states | Asia Minor | Limes | Pergamum | Pilgrimage | Pompeius | Patricius | Rome | Rome (Ἄνκυρα; Ánkyra). City and fortress in  Galatia, modern Ankara. Anchors feature in legends, explaining the origin of the name (Paus. 1,4,5; Steph. Byz. s. v. A.; anchor as the city's symbol). Its origins lay in the prehistoric/ Hittite period; a Phrygian centre from the 8th to the 6th cents. BC (foundation myth: Paus…

Calchedon

(726 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg)
This item can be found on the following maps: Pontos Euxeinos | Byzantium | Christianity | Diadochi and Epigoni | Hellenistic states | Colonization | Oracles | Peloponnesian War | Pergamum | Persian Wars | Pilgrimage | Pompeius | Delian League (Καλχηδών; Kalchēdṓn, also Chalkedon; Lat. Calchedon, Calcedon, Chalcedon). [German version] I. Prehistory to Roman Period Prehistorical settlement area on the south-eastern entrance into the  Bosporus (map); in c. 685 BC, the harbour town was founded as a Megarian colony; modern Kadıköy. Its territory extended along the e…

Cappadocia, I.

(1,327 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) | Berger, Albrecht (Berlin)
(Καππαδοκία; Kappadokía). Region and kingdom in Asia Minor [German version] A. Geography and population C. (Str. 12,1f.) extends from the Taurus to the Black Sea coast; its western border to Paphlagonia and Phrygia, later also to Galatia, is at the Halys (and Lake Tatta); in the south-west, it borders on Lycaonia, in the east on Colchis, Lesser Armenia, and the upper reaches of the Euphrates, in the south on Cilicia and Commagene. The entire region is seen as an ethnic-linguistic entity, part of the Luwian-sp…

Diocaesarea

(118 words)

Author(s): Hild, Friedrich (Vienna) | Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
(Διοκαισάρεια; Diokaisáreia). [German version] [1] Temple settlement Temple settlement around the Zeus sanctuary of Olba in Cilicia Tracheia, which became an independent town under Tiberius and later a diocese (suffragan of Seleucia on the Calycadnus). Archaeological finds: generous extension of the settlement with city walls, colonnade street, aqueduct, theatre, temple of Tyche; during the early Byzantine period the temple of Zeus was converted into a three-aisled colonnaded basilica. Hild, Friedrich (Vienna) Bibliography Hild/Hellenkemper, s.v. D. [German version] [2] …

Comana

(251 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
This item can be found on the following maps: Hellenistic states [German version] [1] City in Cataonia This item can be found on the following maps: Christianity | Coloniae | Education / Culture (Κόμανα; Kómana). City in  Cataonia (Str. 12,2,3), Hittite Kummanni; temple state of the goddess Ma-Enyo (Artemis Tauropolios;  Enyo; Roman  Bellona). Bishopric as early as the Severian period (2nd/3rd cents AD); today's Şar. Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) Bibliography W. Ruge, s.v. Komana, RE 11, 1127f. Hild/Restle, 208f. [German version] [2] C. Pontica This item can be found on the foll…

Cales

(225 words)

Author(s): Garozzo, Bruno (Pisa) | Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] [2] This item can be found on the following maps: Social Wars | Theatre | Tribus | Coloniae | Coloniae Main centre of the Ausones in Campania (Καλησία; Kalēsía: Steph. Byz. s.v.; Calenum: Plin. HN 3,63; Cale), on an elevated plain, enclosed on three sides by the Rio de' Lauzi and the Rio di Pezzasecca, modern Calvi Risorta. For its foundation myth cf. Verg. Aen. 7,728 (Aurunca), Sil. Pun. 8,512; 12,525 (Calais), Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 6,32,37 (Volsci). Conquered by the Romans in 334 BC (Liv. 8,16; Vell. Pat. 1,14,3), municipium, seat of the quaestor for Campania (Tac. An…

Claudioupolis

(334 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) | Tomaschitz, Kurt (Vienna)
(Κλαυδιούπολις; Klaudioúpolis). [German version] [1] Settlement in the Salo region This item can be found on the following maps: Celts | Asia Minor Old settlement in the Salo region (Abant Gölü, Bolu basin and surrounding alpine pastures), today known as Bolu (Str. 12,4,7). It was a suburb of the free  Mariandyni, conquered by  Zipoetes in 281/0 BC, and Galatian from c. 275/4 to 179 (the residential fortress of the north-western Tolistobogian tetrarchy is located south of Bolu at the spa of Karacasu, already ancient at that time). Newly founded as the po…

Astacus

(425 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) | Strauch, Daniel (Berlin)
(Ἀστακός; Astakós, ‘lobster town’). [German version] [1] Town on the eastern end of the Gulf of A. or of  Nicomedia This item can be found on the following maps: Colonization | Delian League Town on the eastern end of the Gulf of A. or of  Nicomedia, in an unhealthy region; its exact location is unknown. Its foundation in 712/11 BC was initiated by  Megara (Memnon, FGrH 434 F 12; Str. 12,4,2), and it was presumably a member of the  Delian League from 478/7 BC[1]; in 435/4 BC, it was colonized by Athens. In about 405 BC, under D…

Calpe

(257 words)

Author(s): Barceló, Pedro (Potsdam) | Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
[German version] [1] Rock of Gibraltar The rock of Gibraltar ( Pylae Gadeirides). The derivation of the name from the Greek κάλπη ( kálpē) = κάλπις/ kálpis ‘jug’ (already found in Avien. 348) is founded on popular etymology, based on the cavity in the eastern face of the rock (Mela 2,95), which nowadays is largely taken up by fill and the town of Gibraltar itself [1]. Maybe the Greeks transferred this name -- of unknown origin -- from the Bithynian C. (modern Kirpe) to the Spanish peninsula [2]. C. was one of the two ‘P…

Ankyra

(406 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) | Leisten, Thomas (Princeton)
Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Byzantion, Byzanz | Handel | Hellenistische Staatenwelt | Hellenistische Staatenwelt | Kleinasien | Limes | Pergamon | Pilgerschaft | Pompeius | Regnum Bosporanum | Roma | Roma | Sāsāniden | Theater | Zenobia | Straßen (Ἄνκυρα). Stadt…
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