Heracleium (Pontus)

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Heracleium or Herakleion (Ancient Greek: Ἡράκλειον), also known as Lamyron,[1] was a port town of ancient Pontus, on the Black Sea,[2] between Amisus and Polemonium. It was situated on a promontory of the same name (called Herakleios akra (Ἡράκλειος ἄκρα) by Strabo,[3] and Herakleous akron (Ἡρακλέους ἄκρον) by Ptolemy[4]).

Its site is located near mouth of the Terme Çay, Asiatic Turkey.[2][1]


  1. ^ a b Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  2. ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 87, and directory notes accompanying.
  3. ^ Strabo. Geographica. xii. p. 548. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  4. ^ Ptolemy. The Geography. 2.3.3.

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

Coordinates: 41°14′44″N 37°01′33″E / 41.245644°N 37.025822°E / 41.245644; 37.025822