Termera (Ancient Greek: Τερμερα or τὰ Τέρμερα), also known as Termerum or Termeron (Τερμερον), was a maritime town of ancient Caria on the south coast of the peninsula of Halicarnassus, near Cape Termerium.[1][2][3] Stephanus of Byzantium erroneously assigns the town to Lycia.[4] It was a polis (city-state) and a member of the Delian League.[5] Under the Romans this Dorian town was a free city. According to the Suda the place gave rise to the proverbial expression Τερμέρια κακά, it being used as a prison by the rulers of Caria.[6] In Greek mythology, it was founded by Termerus, after whom it was named.

Its site is located near Asarlık, Asiatic Turkey.[7][8]


  1. ^ Herodotus. Histories. 5.37.
  2. ^ Strabo. Geographica. xiv. p.657. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  3. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. 5.29.
  4. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. s.v. τὰ Τέρμερα.
  5. ^ Mogens Herman Hansen & Thomas Heine Nielsen (2004). "Karia". An inventory of archaic and classical poleis. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 1134–1135. ISBN 0-19-814099-1.
  6. ^ Suda, s.v.
  7. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 61, and directory notes accompanying.
  8. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 36°59′45″N 27°17′54″E / 36.995872°N 27.298363°E


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List of Greek place names

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