Dascylium (Bithynia)

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Dascylium or Daskylion (Ancient Greek: Δασκύλιον) or Daskyleion (Δασκυλεῖον) was a town of ancient Bithynia, mentioned by Stephanus of Byzantium.[1][2]

Its site is located near Eşkel, Asiatic Turkey.[3][4]


  1. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. Vol. s.v. see index here, Daskyleion Bithnias is mentioned on pages 9 and 98.
  2. ^ William Smith [1] says: "Stephanus B. (s. v.) mentions several Asiatic cities called Dascylium. The only place of any historical note is the town near the Propontis."
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 52, and directory notes accompanying.
  4. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

Coordinates: 40°22′40″N 28°40′27″E / 40.377645°N 28.674196°E / 40.377645; 28.674196