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Chadisia (Ancient Greek: Χαδισία), also Chadisius or Chadisios (Χαδίσιος), was a town of ancient Pontus, not far from the coast on a river of the same name.[1][2] Hecataeus, quoted by Stephanus of Byzantium, speaks of Chadisia as a city of the Leucosyri, that is, of the group the Persians called the Cappadocians; and he says, "the plain Themiscyra extends from Chadisia to the Thermodon." Menippus, in his Periplus of the two Ponti, also quoted by Stephanus, says: "from the Lycastus to the village and river Chadisius is 150 stadia, and from the Chadisius to the river Iris 100 stadia."[1]

Its site is located near Karabahçe in Asiatic Turkey.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. Vol. s.v.
  2. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. Vol. 6.3.
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 87, 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). "Chadisius". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 41°17′17″N 36°34′32″E / 41.288083°N 36.575537°E / 41.288083; 36.575537