Astyra (Troad)

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Astyra (Ancient Greek: Ἀστυρα) was a town of ancient Troad, mentioned by Strabo. Strabo writes that it was above Abydus and once an independent city, but in Strabo's time it was a ruined place, and belonged to the inhabitants of Abydus. There were once gold mines there, but they were nearly exhausted in Strabo's time.[1]

Its site is located 2 miles (3.2 km) southwest of Haliloğlu, Asiatic Turkey.[2][3]


  1. ^ Strabo. Geographica. pp. 591, 680. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  2. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 56, and directory notes accompanying.
  3. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 40°02′35″N 26°40′58″E / 40.043192°N 26.682841°E / 40.043192; 26.682841