Carambis

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Carambis or Karambis (Ancient Greek: Κάραμβις) was an ancient Greek city[1] of ancient Paphlagonia, on a promontory of the same name.[2] The town is mentioned in the Periplus of Pseudo-Scylax (under the name Caramus or Karamos) and by Pliny the Elder.[3] The name occurs as Carambas in the Peutinger Table.[4]

The promontory is now known as Kerembe Burnu. Its site is tentatively located near Fakas, Asiatic Turkey.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pseudo Scylax, Periplous, § 90
  2. ^ Strabo. Geographica. p. 545. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  3. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. 4.12, 6.2.
  4. ^  Smith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Cytorus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.
  5. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 86, and directory notes accompanying.
  6. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 42°00′49″N 33°22′11″E / 42.013625°N 33.369673°E / 42.013625; 33.369673