Heraclea (Lydia)

Heraclea or Herakleia (Ἡράκλεια), also transliterated as Heracleia, was a town of ancient Lydia at the foot of Mount Sipylus. From this town magnets were known as Heracleus lapis.[1][2]

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


  1. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. s.v. Ἡράκλεια.
  2. ^ Hesychius of Alexandria, Lexicon, s.v.; Zenob. Prov. 2.22, p. 90, ed. Leutsch.
  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). "Heracleia". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 38°36′54″N 27°10′09″E / 38.6149°N 27.1693°E

Black Sea
Central Anatolia
Eastern Anatolia


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