Antioch on the Maeander

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Antiochia on the Maeander also Antioch on the Maeander (Greek: Αντιόχεια του Μαιάνδρου; Latin: Antiochia ad Mæandrum), earlier Pythopolis, was a city of ancient Caria, in Anatolia. The city was situated between the Maeander and Orsinus rivers near their confluence and, though it was the site of a bridge over the Maeander, Antioch had "little or no individual history" (ref. Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites). The scanty ruins are located on a hill (named, in Turkish, Jeni-Sher or Yenişer) a few kilometers southeast of Kuyucak, Aydın Province, Turkey, near the modern city of Başaran, or the village of Aliağaçiftliği (ref. Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World). The city already existed when Antiochus I enlarged and renamed it. It was home to the sophist Diotrephes.[1]

It has not been excavated, although Christopher Ratte et al. visited the site in 1994 and produced a sketch plan.


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Coordinates: 37°52′24″N 28°34′27″E / 37.873435°N 28.574239°E / 37.873435; 28.574239