Heracleium (Pontus)

Heracleium or Herakleion (Ancient Greek: Ἡράκλειον), also known as Lamyron,[1] was a port town of ancient Pontus, on the Black Sea,[2] between Amisus and Polemonium. It was situated on a promontory of the same name (called Herakleios akra (Ἡράκλειος ἄκρα) by Strabo,[3] and Herakleous akron (Ἡρακλέους ἄκρον) by Ptolemy[4]).

Its site is located near mouth of the Terme Çay, Asiatic Turkey.[2][1]


  1. ^ a b Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  2. ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 87, and directory notes accompanying.
  3. ^ Strabo. Geographica. xii. p. 548. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  4. ^ Ptolemy. The Geography. 2.3.3.

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

Coordinates: 41°14′44″N 37°01′33″E / 41.245644°N 37.025822°E

Heracleium (disambiguation)

Heracleium is an ancient city of Crete.

Heracleium or Herakleion (Ancient Greek: Ἡράκλειον) may also refer to:

Heracleium (Bithynia), ancient town of Bithynia, now in Turkey

Heracleium (Egypt), ancient town of Egypt

Heracleium (Ionia), ancient town of Ionia, now in Turkey

Heracleium (Pieria), ancient town of Pieria

Heracleium (Pontus), ancient town of Pontus, now in Turkey

Black Sea
Central Anatolia
Eastern Anatolia

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