Apollonia (Lycia) Kilicli - Απολλωνία

Ἀπολλωνία - Apollonia, Fortified town, named by inscriptions, W of Kilicli,
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Latitude: 36.186500
Longitude: 29.763700
Confidence: High

Greek name: Ἀπολλωνία
Place ID: 362298UApo
Time period: HRL
Region: Lycia
Country: Turkey
Department: Antalya
Mod: Kilicli

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Modern Description: APOLLONIA (Kiliçli, formerly Siçak) Turkey. City in Lycia 12 km E of Kas, not mentioned by the ancient writers (except that Stephanos Byzantios records an island off the coast of Lycia under Apollonia) and known chiefly from its inscriptions. There is said to be a coin of Lycian League type inscribed *a*p*o; if this is correct it must be ascribed to Apollonia, which cannot then have been merely a subordinate member at that time, as it was later, of a sympolity under Aperlae.
The ruins are on a hill some 90 m above the village, with a small walled area at the highest point. Otherwise, apart from a poorly preserved theater, a large vaulted reservoir, and a number of cisterns of the familiar bell shape, there remain only tombs. Among them are four or five Lycian pillar tombs, none inscribed, proving the antiquity of the site, and one Lycian rock tomb with a Greek inscription. (G. E. BEAN)

Info: Princeton Encyclopedia

(Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, from Perseus Project)


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