Stephane (Paphlagonia)

Stephane (Ancient Greek: Στεφάνη) was a small port town on the coast of ancient Paphlagonia, according to Arrian 180 stadia east of Cimolis,[1] but according to Marcian of Heraclea only 150.[2] The place was mentioned as early as the time of Hecataeus of Miletus as a town of the Mariandyni, under the name of Stephanis (Στεφανίς).[3] The town is also mentioned in the Periplus of Pseudo-Scylax and by the geographer Ptolemy.[4] The name is written Stefano in the Peutinger Table.[5]

Its site is located near Istifan, Asiatic Turkey.[6][7]


  1. ^ Arrian, Periplus of the Euxine Sea.
  2. ^ Marcian of Heraclea, Periplus Maris Interni, 9.
  3. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. s.v.
  4. ^ Ptolemy. The Geography. 5.4.2.
  5. ^  Smith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Cytorus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.
  6. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 86, and directory notes accompanying.
  7. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 41°57′08″N 34°32′23″E / 41.9522875°N 34.539625°E


Stephane may refer to:

Stéphane, a French given name

Stephane (Ancient Greece), a vestment in ancient Greece

Stephane (Paphlagonia), a town of ancient Paphlagonia, now in Turkey

Black Sea
Central Anatolia
Eastern Anatolia

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