Chelae (Bithynia)

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Chelae or Chelai (Ancient Greek: Χῆλαι) was a coastal town of ancient Bithynia located on the Pontus Euxinus. It appears in the Tabula Peutingeriana, and in the Periplus Ponti Euxini written by Arrian, who places it 20 stadia east of Thynias and 180 west of the mouth of the Sangarius River.

Its site is located near Cebice in Asiatic Turkey.[1][2]


  1. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 53, and directory notes accompanying.
  2. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 41°10′59″N 30°20′15″E / 41.183009°N 30.337495°E / 41.183009; 30.337495