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Cremaste or Kremaste (Ancient Greek: Κρεμαστή) was a town in ancient Troad.[1] Xenophon speaks of the town and the plain nearby "where there are the gold mines of the Abydeni."[2] Strabo mentions the gold mines of Astyra which town is nearby. Gold mines belonging to Lampsacus are mentioned by Pliny the Elder[3] and by Polyaenus;[4] and they may be the same as those of Cremaste, as the town was generally between Abydus and Lampsacus.

Its site is located near Sarıbeyle, Asiatic Turkey.[1][5]


  1. ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 56, and directory notes accompanying.
  2. ^ Xenophon. Hellenica. Vol. 4.8.37.
  3. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. Vol. 37.11.
  4. ^ Polyaenus, 2.1.26.
  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). "Cremaste". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 40°05′25″N 26°31′46″E / 40.090314°N 26.529575°E / 40.090314; 26.529575