Deris (Thrace)

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Deris (Ancient Greek: Δέρις or Δερίς) was an ancient Greek[1] city located in ancient Thrace, located in the region of the Thracian Chersonesus. It is cited in the Periplus of Pseudo-Scylax, which mentions that it was an Emporium and was located between the river Melas, which flows into the Gulf of Melas, and Cardia.[2] It has been suggested that it would be the same as a city called Deiraeus or Deiraios (Δειραῖος), cited by Stephanus of Byzantium and appearing in an inscription according to which it belonged to the Delian League.[1][3]

Its site is tentatively located near Kocaçesme, Turkey.[4][5]

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  1. ^ a b Mogens Herman Hansen & Thomas Heine Nielsen (2004). "Thracian Chersonese". An inventory of archaic and classical poleis. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 905. ISBN 0-19-814099-1.
  2. ^ Periplus of Pseudo-Scylax 67.
  3. ^ José Pascual, The Allied States Members of the Second Athenian League (377-338 BC) , in Studies in homage to Professor D. Luis García Iglesias , pp.94-95, Madrid: Autonomous University of Madrid (2010), ISBN 978-84-8344-180-0 (in Spanish).
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 51, and directory notes accompanying.
  5. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

Coordinates: 40°39′28″N 26°48′32″E / 40.657809°N 26.808976°E / 40.657809; 26.808976