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Cabassus or Kabassos (Ancient Greek: Καβασσός), or Cabessus or Kabessos (Καβησσός), or Kabissos, was a town of ancient Cataonia or Cappadocia between Tarsus and Mazaca.[1][2] It was inhabited during Roman and Byzantine times.[3]

Its site is tentatively located west of Cucusus near Doğanbeyli, Asiatic Turkey.[3][4]


  1. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. Vol. s.v. Καβασσός.
  2. ^ Ptolemy. The Geography. Vol. 5.7.
  3. ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 64, and directory notes accompanying.
  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). "Cabassus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 38°08′05″N 36°07′39″E / 38.134602°N 36.127534°E / 38.134602; 36.127534