Cretopolis

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Cretopolis or Kretopolis (Ancient Greek: Κρητόπολις[1] or Κρητῶν πόλις[2]) was a town of ancient Pisidia, Lycia, or Pamphylia, according to various ancient writers. Historians of the Wars of the Diadochi, such as Diodorus, place it in Pisidia.[3] Ptolemy places Cretopolis in the part of Cabalia, which he attaches to Pamphylia.[1] Polybius places it in the Milyas, Lycia.[2] The site is unknown. The Battle of Cretopolis was fought nearby in 319 BCE.

Its site is located at Buğdüz, near Yüreğil in Asiatic Turkey.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ptolemy. The Geography. 5.5.
  2. ^ a b Polybius. The Histories. 5.72.
  3. ^ Diodorus Siculus. Bibliotheca historica (Historical Library). 18.44, 18.47.
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 65, and directory notes accompanying.
  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). "Cretopolis". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 37°22′30″N 30°19′18″E / 37.374984°N 30.321707°E / 37.374984; 30.321707