Heraclea (Aeolis)

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Heraclea or Herakleia (Ancient Greek: Ἡράκλεια), also transliterated as Heracleia, was a town of ancient Aeolis.[1][2] It was opposite to Hecatonnesi. This town and the neighbouring Coryphantis are called villages of the Mytilenaeans. The town may also have carried the names Elateia, Idale, and Itale during Roman times.[3]

Its site is located near Ayvalık, Asiatic Turkey.[3][4]


  1. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. Vol. s.v. Ἡράκλεια.
  2. ^ Strabo. Geographica. Vol. xiii. p. 607. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  3. ^ a b 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). "Heracleia". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 39°18′27″N 26°41′23″E / 39.307546°N 26.689814°E / 39.307546; 26.689814