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Agatheira was a town of ancient Lydia, inhabited during Hellenistic times.[1] Its site is located near Halitpaşa in Asiatic Turkey.[1][2] This colony was called a katoikiai, along with Magnesia-by-Sipylus, Hyrcanis, and Thyateira.[3] They were separated from one another by about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi).[3]

Evidence shows that Macedonians settled in Agatheira, such as an inscription at Hyrcanis, which contained insights regarding the settlers' organizational structure.[4] There was also a record that cited Macedonian settlers honoring a certain Seleukos son of Menekrates during the reign of Eumenes II (188–158 BC).[5] This event transpired during a period of "polisification" of the non-polis colonial settlements in west Anatolia.[5]


  1. ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 56, and directory notes accompanying.
  2. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  3. ^ a b Kosmin, Paul J. (2014). The Land of the Elephant Kings. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. p. 191. ISBN 9780674728820.
  4. ^ Cohen, Getzel M. (2006). The Hellenistic Settlements in Syria, the Red Sea Basin, and North Africa. Los Angeles: University of California Press. p. 66. ISBN 9780520241480.
  5. ^ a b Thonemann, Peter (2013). Attalid Asia Minor: Money, International Relations, and the State. Oxford: OUP Oxford. p. 29. ISBN 9780199656110.

Coordinates: 38°39′41″N 27°41′00″E / 38.661362°N 27.683354°E / 38.661362; 27.683354