Gergitha

Gergitha (Ancient Greek: Γέργιθα) or Gergetha (Ancient Greek: Γέργεθα), also known as Gergithium or Gergithion, was a town in ancient Lydia, near Stratonicea, at the sources of the Caicus River,[1] said to have been peopled by the inhabitants of Gergis in the Troad by King Attalus of Pergamus.[2]

Its site is tentatively located near Yirca, Asiatic Turkey.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ Strabo. Geographica. 13.1.70. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  2. ^  Smith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Gergis". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 56, and directory notes accompanying.
  4. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Gergis". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 39°11′37″N 27°40′15″E / 39.19355°N 27.67097°E

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