Callipolis (Caria)

Callipolis or Kallipolis (Ancient Greek: Καλλίπολις) was a town of ancient Caria.[1]

Its site is located near Gelibolu, Asiatic Turkey.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 61, and directory notes accompanying.
  2. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

Coordinates: 36°59′29″N 28°16′20″E / 36.991329°N 28.272289°E


Callipolis is the Latinized form of Kallipolis (Καλλίπολις), which is Greek for "beautiful city", from κάλλος kallos (beauty) and πόλις polis (city). It was the name of several ancient cities, notably:

Callipolis (Aetolia), town of ancient Aetolia, Greece

Callipolis (Caria), town of ancient Caria, Asia Minor

Callipolis (Mysia), town of ancient Mysia, Asia Minor

a peninsula in the Thracian Chersonesus, modern Gallipoli

Gallipoli, Apulia (Kallipolis) in Apulia, southern Italy, a port on a peninsula into the Tarentine Gulf

Callipolis (Thrace), a port on the Hellespont, the modern Gelibolu, Turkeya titular bishopric, Gelibolu#Bishopric; i.e. the Roman Catholic Diocese of CallipolisKallipolis, the name Socrates uses for his utopia in Plato's dialogue The Republic

Some historians believe that there was an ancient Greek colony, named Kallipolis, at the place of modern Barcelona, Spain; see History of Barcelona

Black Sea
Central Anatolia
Eastern Anatolia

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