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Coordinates: 38°20′16″N 26°44′31″E / 38.337891°N 26.741881°E / 38.337891; 26.741881
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Chytrium or Chytrion (Χυτριόν),[1] or Chytrum or Chytron (Χυτρόν),[2] also known as Chytum or Chyton (Χυτόν)[3] was a town of ancient Ionia. Strabo tells us that it was here that the city of Clazomenae was initially founded.[1]

Its site is located southwest of Urla, İzmir Province, Turkey.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b Strabo. Geographica. Vol. p. 644. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  2. ^ Aristotle, Politics 5.3.
  3. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. Vol. s.v.
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 56, and directory notes accompanying. ISBN 978-0-691-03169-9.
  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). "Clazomenae". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

38°20′16″N 26°44′31″E / 38.337891°N 26.741881°E / 38.337891; 26.741881