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Embatum or Embaton (Ancient Greek: τὸ Ἔμβατον) was a town of ancient Ionia, in the territory of Erythrae, mentioned by Theopompus in the eighth book of his Hellenica.[1] It appears from Thucydides that it was on the coast.[2]

Its site is located near the modern Agrilya, Asiatic Turkey.[3][4]


  1. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. Vol. s.v.
  2. ^ Thucydides. History of the Peloponnesian War. Vol. 3.29.
  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). "Embatum". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 38°15′14″N 26°22′35″E / 38.253756°N 26.376435°E / 38.253756; 26.376435