Carene (Mysia)

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Carene or Karene (Ancient Greek: Καρήνη),[1] also known as Carine or Karine (Καρίνη), was a town of ancient Mysia. The army of Xerxes I, on the route from Sardis to the Hellespont, marched from the Caicus through the Atarneus to Carene; and from Carene through the plain of Thebe, passing by Adramyttium and Antandrus.[2] Carene is mentioned by Stephanus of Byzantium,[1] and also mentioned in a fragment of Ephorus as having sent some settlers to Ephesus, after the Ephesians had sustained a defeat from the people of Priene.[3]

Its site is tentatively located near Assar Kaya/Tasağıl, Asiatic Turkey.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. Vol. s.v.
  2. ^ Herodotus. Histories. Vol. 7.42.1.
  3. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. Vol. s.v. Βέννα.
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 56, 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). "Carene". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 39°10′44″N 26°50′32″E / 39.17898°N 26.842283°E / 39.17898; 26.842283