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Bargasa (Ancient Greek: Βάργασα) or Pargasa (Πάργασα) was a city of ancient Caria.[1] It was a polis (city-state) and a member of the Delian League.[2] There are also coins of Bargasa with the epigraph Βαργασηνῶν. It is mentioned by Strabo, who, after speaking of Cnidus, says, "then Ceramus and Bargasa, small places above the sea."[3]

Its site is located near Gökbel, in Milas district, Asiatic Turkey.[4][5]


  1. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. Vol. s.v. Βάργασα.
  2. ^ Mogens Herman Hansen & Thomas Heine Nielsen (2004). "Karia". An inventory of archaic and classical poleis. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 1112–1113. ISBN 0-19-814099-1.
  3. ^ Strabo. Geographica. Vol. p. 656. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 61, and directory notes accompanying.
  5. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 37°01′19″N 27°46′26″E / 37.0219849°N 27.7739858°E / 37.0219849; 27.7739858