Augusta (Cilicia)

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Augusta (Ancient Greek: Αὔγουστα[1] or Αὐγοῦστα[2]) was a town in the interior of ancient Cilicia, inhabited during Roman and Byzantine times.[3] The name shows that it was either founded under the patronage of some Roman emperor, or a new Roman name was given to an old place. Ptolemy places this town in a district named Bryelice. The town also bore the name Augustopolis, and possibly Thebae.[2]

Its site is located near Gübe in Asiatic Turkey.[4][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. s.v.
  2. ^ a b c Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  3. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. 5.27.
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 66, and directory notes accompanying.

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

Coordinates: 37°14′43″N 35°20′39″E / 37.245212°N 35.344087°E / 37.245212; 35.344087