From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Ergasteria (Ancient Greek: Ἐργαστέρια) was an inland town of ancient Mysia on the road from Pergamum to Cyzicus, 440 stadia from Pergamum. It was noted by Galen as near a source of a metallic substance he called molybdaena.[1] It was also known for silver mining in antiquity.[2]

Its site is located near Balya Maden in Asiatic Turkey.[3][2]


  1. ^ Galen, De Simp. Medicament. Facultatibus (SMT), 9.22.
  2. ^ a b Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 56, and directory notes accompanying.

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

Coordinates: 39°43′40″N 27°35′47″E / 39.727645°N 27.59645°E / 39.727645; 27.59645