Erythras (Ionia)

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Erythras (Ancient Greek: Ἐρυθρᾶς) was a port town of ancient Ionia, near Erythrae. Strabo, whose description proceeds from south to north, after describing Teos, says, "before you come to Erythrae, first is Erae, a small city of the Teians, then Corycus, a lofty mountain, and a harbour under it, Casystes; and another harbour called Erythras."[1]

Its site is tentatively located near the modern Sarpdere Limanı, Asiatic Turkey.[2][3]


  1. ^ Strabo. Geographica. Vol. 14.1.32. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  2. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 56, and directory notes accompanying.
  3. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

Coordinates: 38°10′02″N 26°30′50″E / 38.167325°N 26.514014°E / 38.167325; 26.514014