Germanicopolis (Bithynia)

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Germanicopolis (Greek: Γερμανικόπολις) (not to be confused with Caesarea Germanica which was a different town altogether), was an ancient town in Bithynia, on the Gelbes river,[1] not far from Prusa (modern Bursa in Turkey). In earlier times it was called Helge, Helgas or Booscoete (Βοὸς κοίτη), Plin. v. 40. Modern scholars locate the town at the village of Tahtalı (40°10′N 28°53′E / 40.167°N 28.883°E / 40.167; 28.883Coordinates: 40°10′N 28°53′E / 40.167°N 28.883°E / 40.167; 28.883).


  1. ^ William Hazlitt, The Classical Gazetteer: A Dictionary of Ancient Geography, Sacred and Profane, p. 161