Colonae (Hellespont)

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Colonae or Kolonai (Ancient Greek: Κολωναί) was a town in the ancient Troad near Lampsacus on the Hellespont. It was founded by the Milesians.[1][2]

Its site is located about 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of modern Beyçayırı, Turkey.[3][4]


  1. ^ Strabo. Geographica. p. 589. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  2. ^ Arrian, Anab. 1.12.6.
  3. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 51, and directory notes accompanying.

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

Coordinates: 40°16′51″N 26°54′39″E / 40.280834°N 26.91075°E / 40.280834; 26.91075