Antiochia ad Maeandrum (Caria) 13 Basaran - Αντιόχεια

Ἀντιόχεια - Antiochia ad Maeandrum, Hellenistic city in Caria, near Basaran, Aydin, Turkey
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Latitude: 37.873500
Longitude: 28.548300
Confidence: Medium

Greek name: Ἀντιόχεια
Place ID: 379285UAnt
Time period: H
Region: Caria
Country: Turkey
Department: Aydin
Mod: Basaran

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Modern Description: City in Caria near Azizabat, 20 km E of Nazilli, on the S bank of the Maeander. Founded according to Stephanos Byzantios by Antiochos II; but the rest of his notice is unreliable. Pliny says it replaced two cities called Symmaithos and Kranaos. Strabo (630) calls it a modest city, but possessed of extensive territory on both sides of the river; he notes that the region is liable to earthquakes. The city gained some importance from a bridge over the Maeander, now vanished, but has little or no individual history.
Remains are scanty. On the hill is a mediaeval fortress and castle incorporating some ancient blocks, and on the NW side is the hollow of the theater, but no masonry survives. Marble blocks and column drums are scattered over the ground, especially on a level space near the top on the N side. In the 19th c. there were many remains of buildings, arches, massive acropolis walls, and a stadium 0.8 km to the E, but little is to be seen today. There is even some disagreement about the exact site. (G. E. BEAN)
Wikidata ID: Q579405

Info: Princeton Encyclopedia

(Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, from Perseus Project)


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