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Coordinates: 40°11′50″N 32°36′12″E / 40.19716°N 32.60322°E / 40.19716; 32.60322
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Blucium or Bloukion (Ancient Greek: Βλούκιον) was a fortress of the Tolistoboii in ancient Galatia.[1] It was the residence of Deiotarus,[1] in defence of whom Cicero made an oration, addressed to the Dictator Caesar. In the text of Cicero, the name is read Luceium,[2] and, accordingly, some translators amend Strabo by writing Λούκειον.

Its site is located near Karalar, Asiatic Turkey.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b Strabo. Geographica. Vol. xii. p. 567. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  2. ^ Cicero, pro Reg. Deiot. 6, 7, ed. Orelli.
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 86, and directory notes accompanying. ISBN 978-0-691-03169-9.
  4. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

40°11′50″N 32°36′12″E / 40.19716°N 32.60322°E / 40.19716; 32.60322