Cypsela (Thrace)

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Cypsela or Kypsela (Ancient Greek: Κυψέλα or Κύψελα), was an ancient Greek[1] town on the river Hebrus in ancient Thrace, which was once an important place on the Via Egnatia.[2][3][4][5][6][7] Antiochus besieged Cypsela and its citizens surrendered and became allies with Antiochus.[8]

Its site is located near the modern İpsala.[9][10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ An Inventory of Archaic and Classical Poleis: An Investigation Conducted by The Copenhagen Polis Centre for the Danish National Research Foundation by Mogens Herman Hansen,2005,Index
  2. ^ Strabo. Geographica. Vol. pp. 322, 329. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  3. ^ Ptolemy. The Geography. Vol. 3.11.13.
  4. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. Vol. s.v.
  5. ^ Ann. Comn. vii. p. 204; Livy. Ab Urbe Condita Libri (History of Rome). Vol. 31.16, 38.40-41.
  6. ^ Pomponius Mela. De situ orbis. Vol. 2.2.
  7. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. Vol. 4.18.
  8. ^ Polyaenus, Strategems, § 4.16.1
  9. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 51, and directory notes accompanying.
  10. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 40°55′28″N 26°23′31″E / 40.9245125°N 26.3920505°E / 40.9245125; 26.3920505