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Cybeleia or Kybeleia (Ancient Greek: Κυβέλεια)[1] or Cybellia[2] was a city of ancient Ionia. Strabo, after saying that the mountain Mimas is between Erythrae and the Hypocremnus, adds, "then a village Cybellia, and the promontory Melaena." This is all that is known.

Its site is tentatively located near the modern Badembükü.[3][4]


  1. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. Vol. s.v.
  2. ^ Strabo. Geographica. Vol. p. 645. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 56, and directory notes accompanying.
  4. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 38°36′38″N 26°21′29″E / 38.610607°N 26.358056°E / 38.610607; 26.358056